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    The Best Banana Bread

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    1 hr 25 mins

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    1 hr 15 mins

    Tracy H.'s Note:

    This is one of the recipes I am known for. Super moist and super yummy. I have tried many over the years and always come back to this. I often give it as a gift around the holidays. Just may be the last banana bread recipe you ever try! Can also make 3 mini-loaves

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    Serves: 8-10



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    1. 1
      Cream butter and sugar (by hand or mixer).
    2. 2
      Mash bananas and add by hand to creamed mixture.
    3. 3
      By hand add eggs, vanilla, baking soda, flour and salt.
    4. 4
      Gently stir in buttermilk and chocolate chips.
    5. 5
      Pour into a greased loaf pan.
    6. 6
      Bake at 350°F for 1 1/4 hour or until it tests done with a toothpick.
    7. 7
      **I find that coarsely mashing bananas is best and make sure they are over ripe for best flavor.
    8. 8
      I also find that doing the majority of the mixing by hand makes for better texture in the end.
    9. 9
      **Even though the recipe says it makes 1 loaf, I usually use 2 loaf pans or 3 mini loaf pans because it seems to yield a moister bread.
    10. 10
      Just adjust baking time down.
    11. 11
      **if you do not have buttermilk you can put 1 teaspoons vinegar into a 1/2 cup measuring cup and fill to top with milk.
    12. 12
      Let rest 5 minutes before adding to recipe.
    13. 13
      **This freezes well.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 27, 2009


      YUM. So moist, excellent flavor. I may just toss my other banana bread recipe. I love how sweet the crust is. I did the buttermilk trick (lemon juice and lowfat milk), and added pecans instead of chocolate chips; I just like that flavor more. I did make 3 mini loaves, but they were done in about 45 minutes. This banana bread is wonderful. Thank you, Tracy!

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    • on July 13, 2003


      This is an EXCELLENT recipe. Delious banana bread. I made it at a friends house. She said her sons would not eat it if I put the chocolate chips in it so I omitted them I did as you suggested and made it into 2 loaves instead of one and you are right!! It was nice and moist. I wasn't sure how it would taste without cinnamon in it and it turned out really good. The taste of the banana really came though. I will definitely make it again and if I make it for myself I will add the chocolate chips. Thanks for a great recipe Tracy

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    • on December 08, 2009


      This is a delicious banana bread recipe. I think I will make two loaves as suggested next time, because one loaf browns too much way before the centre is cooked. Even overbrowned, it tasted great though. Great.

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    Nutritional Facts for The Best Banana Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (139 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 528.2
    Calories from Fat 200
    Total Fat 22.2 g
    Saturated Fat 13.4 g
    Cholesterol 92.8 mg
    Sodium 563.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 79.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
    Sugars 49.6 g
    Protein 6.4 g

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