Banana Raspberry Bread

A little taste of Kenya from World Gospel Mission’s International Cookbook

If you are looking for a sweet bread recipe or you have very ripe bananas in your kitchen that need to be used, then this may be the recipe to try. Many of the ingredients are basic pantry items with a couple of main highlights that steal the show—bananas and raspberries. Below you will find the step-by-step process our WGM test kitchen used to create this tasty treat. And as a helpful bonus, this recipe could easily be made with kids in the kitchen. Enjoy!


  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups mashed bananas
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • nuts (walnuts are nice)


Banana Raspberry Bread: mix the banana, sugar, and flour

First we mashed the bananas. The more brown the bananas are, the easier it is to mash them.

We mixed together the banana, sugar, and flour. Or you could wait to mix until after you add the liquids, baking soda, and salt.

Banana Raspberry Bread: add the oil, eggs, water, baking soda, and salt

Add the oil, eggs, water, baking soda, and salt. This will look like a lot of liquid, but just keep stirring and folding and it will mix in.

Banana Raspberry Bread: add the raspberries and nuts

Add the raspberries and nuts and gently fold them in. We don’t want to smash the raspberries.

Banana Raspberry Bread: bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees

We made three medium-sized loaves. The cook time on our loaves varied according to size, but checking for a firm texture after 30 minutes at 350 degrees worked well for our kitchen.

RECIPE: Banana Raspberry Bread

This is well worth the wait! The bread tastes as good as it looks!

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