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5 from 15 votes
Best Banana Bread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins

The Best Fluffy Banana Bread with chocolate chips or chopped nuts is not only the best way to use up over-ripe bananas, but it's possibly the best slice to go with your morning coffee! Better than anything store-bought, our banana bread is buttery, moist and smells amazing while baking! Every bite is pure heaven!

Course: Cake
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana cake
Servings: 14 slices
Calories: 236 kcal
Author: Karina
  • 1 3/4 cups (8oz | 235g) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (5oz | 150 g) granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 cup (2oz | 50g) brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 medium ripe bananas (about 1 pound or 500g)
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup (4oz | 115 grams) unsalted butter melted and cooled (or cooking oil)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (6 oz | 175 g) chocolate chips (or roughly chopped nuts of your choice)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan and line with parchment (baking) paper. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugars, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.

  3. In a separate medium-sized bowl mash the bananas really well. Then add the eggs, cooled melted butter (or oil), and vanilla.

  4. Using a wooden spoon or spatula lightly fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Gently fold in half of the chocolate chips (or nuts if using). The batter should be thick and lumpy. (Do not over mix!)

  5. Pour the batter into prepared pan and top with remaining chocolate chips or nuts. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. 

  6. After about a half an hour, turn out onto a wire rack to cool. 

    Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts
Best Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 108mg 5%
Potassium 156mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 22g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 4.9%
Vitamin C 2.4%
Calcium 4.7%
Iron 5.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.