The Best Banana Bread

"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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Ready In:
1hr 25mins
Ingredients:
10
Yields:
1-2 loaves
Serves:
8-10
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ingredients

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directions

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

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Reviews

  1. ceruleanseven
    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!
     
  2. AuntWoofieWoof
    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
     
  3. cookinmom76
    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.
     
  4. Shawna Sprinkles
    INCREDIBLE! Deliciously moist, wonderful banana flavor. I brought some for my boyfriend's family, and now they absolutely adore me! I cut back on the butter and added 1/4 cup of sour cream, and then topped with cinnamon streusel halfway through the baking process. With the extra batter I also made 6 additional banana bread muffins. In the future, I would recommend lowering the temperature and extending the baking time, but all in all, scrumptious banana bread that will disappear in no time!
     
  5. What I didnt learn
    I made this bread last night for a back to school treat for my daughter, and she loved it!. I made two loaves and they were so moist. I did cut back to only 1 cup of sugar and it did not compromise the taste one bit. I also added a teaspoon of cinnamon. Great recipe!!!!! A keeper for sure, thanks for posting.
     
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  1. InMemoryofBrats
    This bread is now my new banana bread recipe! We all loved it!! It\'s recipes like this one that make me feel proud when I\'m done baking! I added walnuts instead of chocolate chips just because I love walnuts in banana bread and I\'m not a big fan of chocolate chips. It was wonderful! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us!
     
  2. andersonbc
    This recipe was amazing - I substituted white chocolate chips for the regular chips and added some fresh cranberries. It baked up moist and delicious. I suggest (as prompted by other reviews) to bake in smaller loaves. This does freeze well, although you probably won't have any left to freeze - it is that good.
     
  3. ceruleanseven
    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!
     
  4. lbyars1
    This is the best banana bread recipe! I have made it twice now, once in a bundt pan and also as a set of muffins. Both were awesome, so moist and delicious. I added a little coconut in the mix with some choppped walnuts instead of the chocolate chips. These are fabulous really...YUMMO
     
  5. Amy F.
    Amazing! Great recipe..I used chopped pecans instead of chocolate chips. I made 12 muffins and a small loaf of banana bread. They turned out really nice...I baked them 40 minutes and probably could have shortened it to 30 as they were pretty brown. Thanks for a great recipe!
     

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