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Want a quick and easy recipe for Banana Bread?  This is a huge favorite at our house and one that we enjoy making to give away to neighbors.

This week I’m showing off some of our favorite recipes and how we use Country Crock Baking Sticks to not only make baking faster but also to save money.

If you’ve never tried the new Country Crock Baking Sticks, they can be used in any baking recipe that calls for butter on a 1 to 1 substitution. Made with sunflower oil, they are soft right out of the fridge so you never have to wait for butter to soften or even worry about melting it for other recipes.

A big reason for me to try them was the price.  Right now there are high value coupons you can use at Publix!  Save $1 off a package of Country Crock Baking Sticks or $2 off Country Crock Spread, 45 oz.  Find your nearest Publix here.

With the coupon, I can get a box of 4 Country Crock Baking Sticks for $1.59.  Compare that to Butter that is never cheaper than $3, even with a great sale…  At the rate my girls bake, switching saved a chunk of money!!

The first recipe I want to share is our favorite Banana Bread.  One of my twins has entered this recipe in the fair this year and got a blue ribbon!  If you want a sweeter variation try this Glazed Banana Bread from the Country Crock baked goods recipes.

Tip: In our house we always double the recipe since one loaf will gone in a matter of minutes.

Easy Southern Banana Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 1 loaf

Easy Southern Banana Bread


  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Country Crock Baking Sticks
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
  2. Grease and Flour a 9x5 loaf pan
  3. Combine Bananas, Sugar, Egg, Vanilla, and Baking Sticks together in a bowl.
  4. Mix Flour, and Baking Soda together in a separate bowl. Stir into banana mixture until batter is just mixed.
  5. Add in salt and cinnamon to batter.
  6. Pour into prepared loaf pan.
  7. Baked in preheated oven for about 1 hour. Test with a toothpick and keep baking if needed until it comes out clean.