Aunty Irmgard’s Kailua Banana Bread

Pakala Fernandes, Ohana Recipes, as shared by Hailama Farden

Photo: Mike Teruya / de Silva collection


"The Farden family has always had good cooks, a tradition that started with grandmother Farden. Aunty Irmgard has always been known as a good cook and especially one that could throw together a feast in no time at all. Here is a delicious recipe from Aunty’s kitchen."

1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
4 eggs, beaten
2 ½ cups flour
4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
10 large, over-ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup raisins soaked in liquor

Beat oil and sugar with an electric mixer
Beat eggs separately until fluffy
Add beaten eggs to sugar and oil mixture
Combine remaining dry ingredients and blend into the egg mixture
Add bananas and nuts
Pour into loaf pans
Bake at 350° for 1 hour
(If making cupcakes: bake 8-10 minutes)