Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

I got this from a Garden Center Favorites cookbook quite a few years ago. It is THE BEST banana bread I have made--and I have tried a bazillion recipes. I keep coming back to this one!! I hope you like it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together butter and sugar.
  2. Add bananas and eggs.
  3. Sift dry ingredients.
  4. Blend wet and dry mixtures but don't overmix.
  5. Bake in a loaf pan at 350° for 45 minutes.
  6. Makes 1 20-ounce loaf.
Most Helpful

This is almost exactly like the one I use (my grandma's) - except I put in 3 T. sour cream or sour milk right before adding the bananas. (Make sure those bananas are super ripe too!) Makes it even better!!!

Tessarue November 27, 2010

I've tried many recipes for banana bread and I never really found one that had all the elements I was looking for; until now. I made the Kona Inn recipe today and feel it's the best recipe I've found. It's moist, flavorful, and my kitchen smells wonderful while the bread is baking. The only change I made was to use marjarine instead of shortening, 1/2 white and 1/2 brown sugar which I cut back to a total of 1 cup, and I added 1 tsp. cinammon for a little more flavor. Try won't be sorry!

cshmom55 December 08, 2011

I have used this kona inn recipe for 25 years and love it more all the time...I have changed it up for my own liking as follows: add 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa to the butter and sugar mix, add 1/2 c. finely chopped walnuts and either 1/2 c choc chips or 1/2 small marshmellows. This recipe is GREAT as is, but a really good one for trying what you love! I have also added blueberries at the end for something different. My fav is the cocoa/nut/choc chips AND marshmellows!!! One last thing...I bake it in several smaller loaf pans or even muffin pans to retain moisture while inside gets done!

SmorePlease September 23, 2010