The Best Banana Bread

Recipe by Tracy H.
READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 8-10
YIELD: 1-2 loaves




  • 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.