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.

5 5

This is the best Banana Bread recipe I have ever used, and I have tried many! Every time bananas turn brown in our house this is where they end up. Usually the bread and muffins I make with this recipe are gone with in a day or two!

5 5

This is my only banana bread recipe . I get constant compliments on it. I stopped looking and gave up the others.
I only use sweet butter and leave out the nuts. Once in a while I throw in the cho chips,
but I think they detract from the buttery banana vanilla flavors.