Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar (by hand or mixer).
  2. Mash bananas and add by hand to creamed mixture.
  3. By hand add eggs, vanilla, baking soda, flour and salt.
  4. Gently stir in buttermilk and chocolate chips.
  5. Pour into a greased loaf pan.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 1 1/4 hour or until it tests done with a toothpick.
  7. **I find that coarsely mashing bananas is best and make sure they are over ripe for best flavor.
  8. I also find that doing the majority of the mixing by hand makes for better texture in the end.
  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. Just adjust baking time down.
  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. Let rest 5 minutes before adding to recipe.
  13. **This freezes well.


Most Helpful

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!

ceruleanseven May 27, 2009

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

AuntWoofieWoof July 13, 2003

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.

cookinmom76 December 07, 2009

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