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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!!!

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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 it...you won't be sorry!

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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!

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SmorePlease September 23, 2010

EXTREMELY moist! It needed about 55-60 minutes to cook all the way through and as suggested, I covered the top with foil during the last 10-15 minutes to keep it from browning too much. It's a little more sweet than I prefer and my bananas were really ripe so I may cut the sugar to 1/2 next time and see how it turns out. I also replaced 1/2 cup of AP flour with Spelt flour which has a nice nutty flavor. The batter was so wet it seemed like it needed more flour, but I resisted the urge to add more and it turned out perfect! Great banana flavor & great bread!

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Pickles McGee August 09, 2010

This is a fine recipe. To give it just a bit more character, I use 1/2 C white sugar and 1/2 C brown sugar, packed (light or dark is your choice). Also, I double the recipe (except using only 5 bananas) and bake in a Bundt pan. (I bake in a commercial convection oven at 325F for about 25 minutes.) Can also add 1/2 to 1 C chopped walnuts, macadamias, or almonds per recipe. Suggestion: (1) Cream the sugar and butter in a food processor until the sugar is thoroughly dissolved into the butter. (2) Use a potato ricer/masher to coarsely mask the bananas -- you'll like the result. (3) When folding wet ingredients into dry, mix gently and only enough to incorporate all -- overmixing will break the protein bonds in the batter and your bread will be dense and not rise fully. MAX HERR D'Oily Boid Catering

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D'Oily Boid Catering March 12, 2009

After making this banana bread 6 times now, I'm ready to post my findings and the things that I did differently to keep it simple and fast. I found that when I used the one loaf pan it took a lot longer to bake than recommended and I did cover with aluminum for the last 10 to 15 min. The second time the mixture was overflowing the loaf pan. <br/><br/>I used to loaf pans and started with 40 min then I tested to see if they were done and if I would have to cover. To my surprise they were done!<br/><br/>The only thing extra I have added so far is the 1/2 cup of chopped pecans. I had tried cinnamon and vanilla the first few times but, found that I didn't need to bother, they turned out great.

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Happy Cook in Colorado August 17, 2014

Delicious! Nothing better than banana bread with a cup of coffee and it makes your house smell wonderful while it's baking. The only change I made was to sub applesauce for some of the sugar. Will definitely make this quick bread again! Made for the Sweet December tag, December, 2013.

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Nancy's Pantry December 30, 2013

This is the best recipe ever. i love to make them . Easy and delicious thank you KZHANSEN. :-)

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Vera Telles de C. November 17, 2013

Yummy bread. I'm not much of a baker so this was easy enough for me. lol. Loved everything about it and it sure didn't last very long. Thanks for sharing. Made for Best of 2012 Tag.

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lazyme March 01, 2013

Excellent recipe! I followed it exactly except added a 1/2 tsp vanilla. I do believe I've found the banana bread recipe from now on. It was so easy to put together and I had to cook mine about 55 minutes. YUM!!!

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nemokitty July 30, 2012
Kona Inn Banana Bread