Martha Stewart's Banana Bread

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This recipe has been used more times than I care to admit. It has gotten me out of tight spots. I add chocolate chips to the batter after it is in the pan. Courtesy of

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Butter 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.
  3. With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs, beating well.
  5. Sift the dry ingredients together and combine with butter mixture.
  6. Blend well.
  7. Add the bananas, sour cream, and vanilla.
  8. Stir well.
  9. Stir in the nuts and pour batter into pan.
  10. Sprinkle with floured chocolate chips.
  11. Bake 1 hour until a cake tester comes out clean.
  12. Turn out onto rack to cool.
  13. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

5 5

My hubby and I love this recipe. Very moist and light. This is now my go-to recipe. Thanks for posting.

1 5

This banana bread was salty and really didn't taste much like bananas, even though I used 3 very ripe bananas. My family was very disappointed and asked me why I would try a new banana bread recipe when my old standard recipe was so good. I won't be using this recipe again.

4 5

This was a good banana bread but I didn't think it was any better than the other recipes I have tried. I made it exactly like the recipe and I left out the chocolate chips.