Enjoy Easy-Stir Banana Raspberry Bread Recipe for your next breakfast, brunch, or picnic. Or, make a few loaves to share with a neighbor or a friend.

Easy-Stir Banana Raspberry Bread Recipe

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I think about what food means to us – as a society, a community, friends and family, and how the nourishment of it impacts our lives. I’m sure you have your own stories of sharing food (like this Easy-Stir Banana Raspberry Bread Recipe) and recipes with others in your home.

I’ve been reminded, once again, that I don’t have to go out in search of a hospitality spirit. I can create it here in my own kitchen, with my own hands, and mom’s banana bread recipe (adapted a bit to add fresh raspberries).

Food made with love is always gratefully received. Our friend Leeah just brought over the moistest Zucchini Bread we’ve ever eaten, and just like that, it was gone! Gone! (Well, there were about six 20-year-olds in our house at the time:)

Easy-Stir Banana Raspberry Bread Recipe

My Easy-Stir Banana Raspberry Bread Recipe is just that. Easy, and you don’t have to pull out the hand or stand mixer to make it.

Easy-Stir Banana Raspberry Bread Recipe

Add all the ingredients into the bowl (minus the berries). Gently mix (it’s okay if there are lumps).

Pour into the pans, and then add fresh raspberries!

Have you thought about having a few friends over for breakfast? I mean, who even invites guests for breakfast or brunch any more? Unless it’s a holiday that slows us down, we seem to be a society so busy the minute our toes hit the ground in the morning, to the exhausted minute we fall into bed at night.

Easy-Stir Banana Raspberry Bread Recipe

Glad celebration of breakfast

A perfect antidote to our busy lives: A calm and glad celebration of breakfast (our energy for the day) with a good quality coffee, easy food to soothe and uplift our souls.

I know this to be true because our move to central Oregon brought some great surprises. Our house suddenly became a haven for weekend guests, which was a delight to Paul and me. Kayaking, hiking, dinners, fishing, bike riding, our hearts have been so full of quality time spent with some of our best friends.

Time that we realized we never would have had if we had stayed “back home.” I remember the hike along the Metolius River, when I grabbed my friend Jenny’s hand and we walked and talked holding hands. The time where Laurel and I stripped down and laid in the river, while watching our husbands fly fish. The gift of time is what hits that sweet spot in our hearts, a well-loved gift.

Easy-Stir Banana Raspberry Bread Recipe

Both of these sweet memories started in the morning at the breakfast table, with a scrambled eggs with salmon, melons and Oregon berries, and a loaf of banana bread.

Oh, to bring back more slow breakfasts on the weekends.

Easy-Stir Banana Raspberry Bread Recipe

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Easy-Stir Banana Raspberry Bread Recipe

Recipe makes 4 small loaves, 1 larger loaf pan or 2 medium loaves. Adjust the time according to the size of the pans.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups mashed bananas, about 3 ripened bananas
  • 1-2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray loaf pan(s) with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Mix all ingredients together (minus raspberries) and stir with a wooden spoon. Pour into the loaf pan(s). Sprinkle the raspberries on top.
  • Bake 35-50 minutes, depending on the size of the loaf pan(s), or until done.
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Easy-Stir Banana Raspberry Bread Recipe