Best Banana Bread Recipe

Baking, Bread | July 26, 2008 | By

Best Banana Bread Recipe

Best Banana Bread Recipe

This is the best banana bread recipe I’ve found on the internets. The key to this recipe is that the flour must be sifted PRIOR to measuring, and the bananas MUST be really, really, really brown and syrupy. If you’re looking for a banana bread with a twist, try this recipe for classic banana bread with walnut coffee crumble!




  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cup of flour



Preheat the oven to 350°F. With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4×8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve. I sometimes add 1/2 a cup of chocolate chips! yum!


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    March 7, 2009

    You might enjoy using the banana bread in place of la brea sourdough bread when next you decide to make french toast. It becomes dessert with ice cream.

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    Cover your mouth when you cough.
    July 28, 2010

    This is THE best banana bread I've ever eaten! It's so moist and rich! I lost it in my recipe clutter and thankfully my mom found it for me again. Banana bread will be on the menu for tomorrow!

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    March 11, 2012

    Love this recipe! I also add pecans and dried cranberries, or other nuts/berries…

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