Best-Ever Banana Bread Recipe
Best-Ever Banana Bread Recipe
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed (1 cup)
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine the eggs, bananas, oil, buttermilk and vanilla; add to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Fold in nuts.
- 2. Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 325° for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
1 serving (1 slice) equals 255 calories, 12 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 166 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.
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"This is one of the best. I cut back on the sugar to one cup. I did not have buttermilk so I used milk mixed with some lemon juice. I used pecans since I did not have walnuts. It was easy to prepare and came out perfect after 1 hour, 15 min. Will make this again soon. This one did not last long."
"In my opinion this is not the best ever banana bread. There is one in a Southern Living cookbook which is the best I have had."
"Not only did I cut the sugar back to a cup, I also replaced 3/4 cup of the white flour with whole wheat flour and it still turned out wonderful!"
"After 30yrs. of using the same banana bread recipe I've switched to this recipe. My daughters agree with me. This is the "Best-Ever Banana Bread". Except for adding a teaspoon of banana flavoring we followed the recipe exactly.It was so quick & easy, I didn't even need the mixer. Only a measuring cup, bowl & wisk."
"I always bake banana bread and its recipe is fool proof.I tried this recipe last night and I am sorry to say it was not a very good one ..it took 2 hours and still it was soggy.. So maybe if we put less buttermilk in it result might be different.. I like the taste of it tough. Nasira Mansoor"
"Very good. Cut back on the sugar to 1 cup."
"My 2-1/2 year old granddaughter and I made this bread today (she loves dumping in the ingredients after I measure ). It was easy and moist and delicious. Made as directed except added some cinnamon. It made 4 mini loaves and baked for 35 minutes."
"I thought this was very good and even better with a tsp of cinnamon added. will definitely make again."
"I've made this recipe several times and it is EXCELLENT! On the 3rd morning after making it we had 4 slices left and I used them to make Banana Nut French Toast! Topped with powdered sugar and if you like, syrup! I also do this with carrot nut bread!! Give it a try!"
"Loved the moistness. My bread sunk in the middle. Perhaps too much banana and I need to check the date in the baking soda. I used two bananas but perhaps they were too large for the recipe."
"I just made this banana bread and it is delicious! My honey likes a warm slice with butter on it. He kept asking for a piece before it cooled off. I will be making this bread over and over again."
"this is my favorite banana bread recipe.her Nutritional Facts is off or doesn't state how many slices per loaf-her Nutritional Facts--1 serving (1 slice) equals 255 calories, 12 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 166 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.(her's would be about 16 slices) ----- (very thin slices)my Nutritional Facts on her recipecutting her loaf into 8 slices is 496 calories per slicefor the whole loaf is 3,975 calories1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour (cal 770)1-1/2 cups sugar (cal 1161)1 teaspoon baking soda Cal 01/2 teaspoon salt cal 02 eggs cal 1422 medium ripe bananas, mashed (1 cup) cal 164 - 2001/2 cup canola oil cal 9901/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk cal 261 teaspoon vanilla extract cal 121 cup chopped walnuts cal 720with no walnuts 3255 cal 406.8 per slicewith no walnuts and the (oil substitute with applesauce) 2315 cal 289 per slicewith no walnuts and the (oil substitute with applesauce) and the (sugar substitute with 1 1/2 tsp of stevia ) 1154 cal 144 per slice"
"Doubled the recipe and it came out very well. The best banana cake ever. Thank you!"
"Followed recipe to a T...set oven to 325 and baked for an hour...checked with toothpick method...left in for another 15 min as directed...bread came out hard as a rock...could not cut it with any knife in my kitchen...had to use hack saw to cut it...never again!"
"Best banana bread. Made it for my office. Did not think that the men would notice that I left out the walnuts. Believe me, the men sure did tell me the next time I made the bread I'm to add the walnuts."
"This is by far the best banana bread ever! I have made this for farmers market and it sold out right away each time. Moist, flavorful and wonderful taste. I will never use another recipe for banana bread!"
"I have been making this bread formore than 15 years. I add a few handfuls of chocolate chips. It makes a 5 star a 6!"
"We love this bread!!! With or without nuts it is wonderful."
"This is for sure the best -ever banana bread! It disappeared in one sitting ..... thank you for your recipe Gert."
"There are three people in my house, and this never lasts more than two days. It's wonderfully moist exactly as it is. I tried to use whole grain once (ONLY once) and it didn't rise nearly as well and it was a little drier. Also, I wait until the bananas are 4-5 days old and mushy and cut the sugar back by 1/4 cup. It's still just as sweet and it cuts out a few calories."
"This is the best banana bread recipe! My mom gives me ripe bananas so she can get a loaf"
"I made this bread for Thanksgiving dinner everyone loved it. The only left overs taken home by my guest was the bread. 1 review stated that the bread stuck so I placed wax paper into the bottom of the pan. I did have 1 end that stuck but, I think this was my fault because, I left the nuts in half sizes which stuck to the side of the pan and pulled the bread apart when I tried to remove it. I will be cooking several loafs at Christmas to give away and I will use wax paper for the bottom and sides."
"I used coconut oil and coconut milk and added coconut and cranberries. The best bread ever!!"
"I took this bread to my church breakfast and it got rave reviews from everyone. i had many requests for the recipe It is very moist and delicious."
"I made this per directions and its title fits the finished product. It is a keeper. Texture is great, very moist. I used black walnuts, but any nut of choice, or no nuts, would be just as good. The baking time stated is a bit long for my oven, I would suggest testing before the stated baking time. Mine baked in an hour. I always remove breads while still warm, not hot, allowing a bread to completely cool sometimes increases sticking. Cutting a piece of waxed paper the size of the pan bottom eliminates the risk of sticking, although I didn't do it this time and had no problems."
"This is the most delicious recipe. For a change I will add 1 bag of chocolate chips.. I always replace 1/4 cup of sour cream for the buttermilk. It makes the bread very moist and flavorful."
"I agree, this is a wonderful recipe, the buttermilk makes a big difference. My recipe is almost 30 years old, and uses a stick of oleo instead of oil, 1/2 cup of buttermilk and only 1 cup sugar. It never fails to please."
"I have tried many banana bread recipes. This one is just outstanding and the banana flavor is just awesome!"
"The best banana bread i ever had....super moist!!!!"
"such a tastiest banana bread ever...... the best recipe and easy to make. Thanks TOH."
"This really is the best banana bread I have made. It is delicious and easy to make. I'm getting rid of all of my old banana bread recipes. Thanks. I tried to give this 5 stars but it didn't happen."
"DELICIOUS!!!! I have been on the lookout for a really,really good banana bread recipe and this is it! Super easy and great texture. I didn't have walnuts but chopped almonds were just as good. You won't be sorry!"
"Great flavor and great texture! Will definitely make this one again when I want a banana nut bread. I used pecans instead of walnuts cuz that is what I keep in my freezer."
"This has become my family's go-to recipe for banana bread! We all love the tremendous flavor!"
"This is the first time I used someone elses recipe and not my own that I have used for years. Flavor was OK but each one of my 8 little loafs all stuck to the bottom of the pan. I will be going back to my recipe. Sorry."
"This is the best, best, best banana bread! I followed the recipe except I used coconut oil. And I added some unused chocolate chips. It did overflow in the 9in x 5in loaf pan so next time, I'll put some batter in muffin cups. The flavor was perfect. I made this last week and meant to save the recipe. Well, I forgot. So today I was searching the internet for over an hour trying to find the recipe. Finally, I used my internet history and found it! Thank you for this version. Very tasty."
"This is the best banana bread I have ever made and the only recipe I will use from now on. I do admit that I have made a couple of changes (use melted unsalted butter instead of oil, reduced the sugar to 1 cup, increased the number of bananas to three, increased the buttermilk by another tbsp, added some cinnamon and left out the nuts), but the recipe also works well as written. I prefer to bake mine in a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 pan for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Delicious!"
"I took the suggestion of one of the readers and used a toffee bar instead of the nuts. Wonderful flavor BUT even though the pan was sprayed the candy sunk to the bottom of it & I mean it STUCK! Most of it had to be soaked off. Next time I will do it without the toffee bar."
"Wow! This banana bread really IS the best I've ever had! I'm not a big nut eater, so I changed those out for milk chocolate toffee bits. My family is doing backflips! ?? Just go ahead and double the recipe. You will definitely want an extra loaf, if just to share with another lucky family! Enjoy!"
"I made this, but may have made a mistake doubling the recipe (to accommodate my bounty of overripe bananas). I thought my pans were the right size, but one of the loaves ran over in the oven. And even though I greased the already non-stick pans, I couldn't get either loaf out of the pan intact. Having said that, the flavor was good, and I will try the recipe again and re-adjust my star level."
"I reduced the sugar to 1 cup as per suggestions. I reduced the oil by half and replaced it with more banana and some applesauce. I also replaced almost all the flour with whole wheat flour. A healthier version that still tasted great - the kids loved it!"
"Great recipe, it is a bit sweeter than I would like. Since this is my husband's favorite I'm making it for the second time this week. I did add a dash of cinnamon."
"Amazing! I added cinnamon and an extra banana. I am going to get mini loaf pans, and then double the recipe then make it. I will say how it goes!"
"The whole Family loves this Bread! Outstanding recipe!"
"I read every review and then made my version. I added 1-tsp. cinnamon and nutmeg tothe flour. 1-cup sugar; 3-bananas; 1-stk. melted butter; 1-tsp banana extract. Baked it70-minutes. Goes without saying, this is absolutely the best ever banana bread. My husband loved it so much, before going to bed I sliced a piece, buttered it and left itfor him to toast next morning. Have bought more bananas to ripen for another loaf."
"It was okay, but to sweet for my taste."
"This is great and easy to make. I did add an extra banana which made it more moist but it is not needed. I also used 4 mini loaf pans and baked them 40 minutes. I have made other banana breads and this is my favorite."
"Simply outstanding. I searched for a banana bread made with oil rather than butter, so this fit the bill. No mixer needed, just stir until blended and bake. I reduced sugar to 1 1/4 cups and substituted banana extract in place of vanilla. The combination of oil in place of butter and lower baking temperature yielded a tall, moist, and flavorful loaf."
"The whole family loves this bread as a breakfast item or a midnight snack. Sliced a half inch thick, toasted with a little butter it's heaven on a plate.I would have given 5 stars but I think 1.5 cups sugar is too much. Cut back on the pure cane a bit and this bread is a winner."
"This banana bread truly is amazing! My husband and kids can't get enough of it. I always double the recipe so can make two loaves. I also use 6 bananas because I love the banana flavor and I leave out the walnuts. Wonderful recipe!"
"Having loved Bananas but about 6 or 7 years I find I have what I can only call an 'allergy to any type of Raw Bananas', so after experimenting I know I can eat Dried Banana Chips and Banana Bread/Cakes. This recipe works for me, so, as I needed a super quick and easy recipe that works I found this one... BRILLIANT!! and though I'm not used to the US Electric Fahrenheit 325'F measure i just converted it to Centigrade 160-165'C (in the UK I would use a Gas Oven GAS MARK 3) . On with my version of the cake... As one of my son prefers chocolate cake and hubby always likes nuts of some type in his cake, I too added cinnamon & sliced my bananas to save extra washing up dishes but then added chocolate fondant, Walnuts and Cadbury's Drinking Chocolate (i reduced the amount of sugar to 1 cup due to the sugar in the fondant (i had no chocolate in the cupboards) added a little milk (approx a quarter cup) and a drop more oil to keep the cake moist) it turned out fine, not quite as moist and squidgy as the usual banana chocolate cake you'd expect but whoever tasted it say its perfectly fine. RESULT... Everone's is happy and said basically what a 'yummylishious!' cake."
"I have been making this recipe for years and years originally from the Taste of Home Magazine. It is the best banana bread recipe I have ever tried and is my staple one. Whenever I bring this in to work everyone swarms around it! Be sure your bananas are very ripe and it will make the bread moist and sweet! I've even tried it with some natural sugar substitutes and although the texture is a bit different it still tastes great."
"I am just starting to really experiment in the kitchen. I think I have a burnt thumb lol. I really wanted to try and make banana bread. I was scared and prepared to fail but this recipe was so easy...My boyfriend was very appreciative I used the suggestions of the extra banana and cinnamon...sooooo yummy and moist and delicious.. Will probably make again as soon as this loaf runs out..highly recommend this recipe to all beginners"
"Solid recipe and one certainly worth keeping in your stash! We live in CO and I may have to tweak the recipe for our altitude, but the taste is certainly there. I made my loaves into muffins and added choc chips to half the muffins. Thanks for sharing!"
"Wow! Super, super good banana bread! All other banana bread recipes are now worthless. I did what some other reviews suggested and I added an extra banana (mine were on the smaller side anyway) and also a tsp of cinnamon to the dry mixture. I also didn't have any buttermilk so I made my own substitution (1/4 cup milk with 1-1/4 tsp of lemon juice, let it sit for 5-10 minutes). Next time I may add some mini-chocolate chips for a real dessert!"
"Threw out ALL the other banana bread recipes in my collection, this the BEST one ever! For variety, I added mini semi-sweet chocolate chips to satisfy the choco-aholic in me."
"Best ever banana bread!!!! Its in the oven as we speak, second time I've made it in 2 weeks!! I do add a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and an extra banana."
"Great and easy!"
"wow!! amazing banana flavor ...very soft n moist...cant resist eating another piece :) this bread is awsome...definately a keeper ! used 3 bananas as suggested by other reviewers...thanks to all :) 3 do make a big diff. in taste...used a cup of brown sugar...n added a few blueberries just at top which made the bread look really pretty!! didnt sink in the batter even... baked in a foil loaf pan n a small pyrex dish......used baking powder as i only had it at hand....baking time was exact as recipe states....no added nuts cuz my kids r not a huge fan of nuts....will definately be making it again....though will use 1/3cup of oil next time just to chk if it still stays moist enough...its outside was crusty...n i liked it ! my neighbour did it too....her remarks were "excellent" thanks to TOH :) thumbs up!"
"The flavor was good but I did find it a little too moist and left me feeling like it was too oily."
"Really good recipe didn't have canola oil use vegetable oil and it was delicious!"
"Love this recipe! Make it all the time, really easy and tastes amazing. Also if you dont have butter milk just take some regular milk and vinegar, it makes the same thickness and doesnt taste any different. it's 1tbls vinegar to every cup of milk and set for 5 min while your mixing up everything else. so in a 1/4 cup of milk i would just put 1 tsp vinegar."
"This stayed so moist, even after it cooled for days later. I followed it perfectly, but left out the nuts. This recipe is a keeper!"
"I will reduce the sugar to only 1 cup next time. It was a little sweet for my taste. It fit in my 3 mini loaf pans perfectly. I only added 1/4 cup of milk. It did fine. Didn't see the need for 1 TLBS. ??"
"Made this today and it's been a family favorite for years :-) :-)"
"Huge hit with the entire family!! We did cut the sugar back by 1/4 cup and will probably reduce it more next time. Like others we also add ed some cinnamon and nutmeg to suit our family's taste."
"Thanks Domsmom827 for your suggestions!!! I used butter in place of oil and used part brown sugar part white sugar and it truly IS the BEST EVER banana bread!! I omitted the walnuts too. My husband never liked banana bread until I made this!!! Also I always had trouble with my bread baking all the way thru w/o becoming to done. Not anymore!! :D"
"I made this yesterday and it's very good -- very moist and flavorful -- I used 3 bananas as suggested by others and it had a nice banana flavor. Mine took an extra 10 minutes of baking time, and thus, got a little dark, but that might be my old oven. I think next time, I will try substituting melted butter for the canola oil -- I prefer baking with butter."
"So moist and delicious!"
"Terrific, I cut down to 3/4 cup of white sugar and 1/4 c. brown sugar and next time will cut it even more... however; I, also, used melted butter because I did not have oil ..it was decadent."
"I choose this recipe because it only needed 2 bananas for a loaf. I had 5 available and I wanted two loafs. This was such delicious banana bread. I didn't have buttermilk and just used regular milk too. I didn't have Canola oil, so I used vegetable oil. This is so moist and a lovely brown loaf when baked in metal pans. I loved the chewy texture to the ends of the loaf. All the kids agree, and want to keep eating it. Even my girl that doesn't like bananas loved it. Yeah! I will definitely make it again!"
"This is TRULY THE BEST Banana Bread recipe I've tried; and I've tried a few. It is versatile and good just as it stands."
"This recipe is fantastic! I've made it many times and wouldn't change a thing; except I usually use 3 bananas."
"This is the only banana bread recipe I will make from now on. Great!"
"OMG...this is the best banana bread ever! So very flavorful and moist. As suggested, I used 3 bananas and did not have buttermilk, so used whipped cream & few dollops of butter. I was contemplating adding the spices & brown sugar suggested in the other reviews, but do not want to alter such a perfect, yummy recipe."
"This is my favorite banana bread recipe."
"Great, but not extraordinary."
"Fantastic! I was even able to make this in a gluten free version for my fiancé who is gluten intolerant. Tasted amazing!"
"I'm not even a huge fan of banana bread, but this was just delicious. I left out the nuts since we didn't have them in the house. I will be saving this and using it as my standby for banana bread."
"I will also only be using this recipe from now on. Finally a banana bread that is moist and that I can taste the banana in! Added a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg and 3 bananas. Hubby says instead of trying to eat the banana's before they get overripe as usual, we'll purposefully leave them to brown just so we can have this bread as often as possible."
"This banana bread deserves more than *10* stars. I use this recipe exclusively!!"
"This is the best banana bread I've ever had, I made it for my family, friends, and church, they all rave about it. Last week I did an experiment, substituted home made cinnamon apple sauce for the bananas, came out really good, the people of my church really liked it. I just made a loaf, didn't have any buttermilk, so i melted 3 table spoons of butter added 2 table spoons of half and half. the loaf came out just as good. Great Reciepe."
"Has anyone substituted applesauce for part of the oil? I would like to cut down on calories and fat but don't want to ruin the end result."
"Love this recipe and have used it for years. It is quite sweet and could be just as good with less sugar. I cliped this recipe out of Taste of Home Mag. in 1991 issue. So, to deenadu, maybe allrecipes.com got it from Taste of Home. Don't be too quick to judge."
"This is a great recipe for banana bread. I love how it's crispy on the outside and moist on the inside."
"this recipe has been on allrecipes.com for years...not liking copycats!!"
"It was moist and good. My family loved it. We added a glaze that made it even better:Glaze for one loaf: 3/8 c. sugar, 1/4 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp melted butter, 1/8 c. orange juice (or lemon juice or grapefruit juice plus a little water) Mix. Poke holes and put on top of loaf."
"I've been making this same recipe since the 1970's. I found it in a Bon Appetite magazine. Everyone who tries it, loves it!"
"Best banana bread I ever had!"
"very nice,,,daisyh, try making mini loaves. That is what I do and cut the baking time down and they did not fall and they came out perfectly. I really love this recipe."
"Any suggestions would be appreciated ! I tried this twice today and both times it fell in the middle 10 minutes before the cook time was up. The oven thermometer holds steady at 325 degrees. I live at 7,000 ft but other breads I have tried have done fine."
"Truly is the best banana bread I've had. Perfect texture and flavor. Only change was to substitute sour cream for the buttermilk."
"For a delicious gooey top, cover it with aluminum foil when it first comes out of the oven. This is a wonderful recipe!"
"If I could give it six stars I would! This is definitely the BEST ever banana bread."
"Can you believe the people who did not give 5 stars or even gave a review yet did not follow recipe directions. PEOPLE! If you don't follow recipe directions and change what is supposed to be done and it didn't turn out the way it was supposed to then don't rate low. Not recipe fault, your fault."
"The name of this recipe is spot on! It is the best ever banana bread and SO easy too! The outside has a wonderful crunch and the inside is so rich and flavorful! It is the only recipe I will use from now on!"
"I have made this recipe twice now. Once with nuts and once without. It is by far the best banana bread I've ever had!!! (Shhhhh.....Don't tell my grandma)"
"Best Banana bread I've every tasted. Definitely a keeper!"
"This Banana Nut Bread was the best I've tasted. I did add 3 bananas as other recommended. Definitely a keeper!"
"I've been using this recipe for years, yes, from Bon Appetite, and it never fails to get rave reviews and requests for the recipe. I do use a little less sugar, 1 1/4 cups because I prefer it a little less sweet."
"this was excellent everyone loved it"
"This really is the best banana bread I've ever tasted!"
"This is the best banana nut bread I've ever had! I love it!!!"
"Fabulous! Easy and delicious."
"I used yougart instead of buttermilk and spiced it up with nutmeg and cinnamon. Delicious n moist!"
"I love how moist this banana bread it. We have this as a desert drizzled with honey. Sometimes I add chocolate chips or craisans. I've shared this recipe with all the bakers in my family. They all love it."
"I have made this recipe over 10 times. It is the best ever banana bread."
"This is a fantastic recipe...my kids are begging me to make it again!"
"This banana bread is just like its name Best ever Banana BRead I have had great complements on this recipe"
"The title says it all, it is the BEST EVER! The only thing I did different was to use raisins instead of walnuts. And I made it in my Breadman bread machine. It has a setting for batter breads. I am making it again tomorrow as soon as I buy more bananas!"
"I loved the recipe. I also changed a few things like used 3/4 of sugar and added mini chocolate chips and a teaspoon of nutmeg. I doesn't last long at my house."
"I loved this recipe with a few variations due to my families preferences...I added 1 TBSP of Cinnamon, 1/2 tsp Nutmeg and a dash of cloves...plus I used brown sugar in place of the sugar. It stays moist and delicious to the very end (but it doesn't last long at our house)."
"We used my mother-in-law's wonderful recipe for 30 years, but after I tried this recipe I filed my old one away! My husband and all of my kids and their families say this is "The Best Ever Banana Bread"."
"Very good recipe. Would definitely make this again. Like other reviewers, I only added 1 cup of sugar and it was plenty. Also used 3 bananas instead of 2. Be sure to check for doneness before the amount of time called for. Mine only baked for 1 hour and 5 minutes. Ovens really vary!"
"This is a great recipe! I make it as Muffins and add raisins and often call it breakfast! Thanks."
"HAVEN'T MADE I YETBUT IT LOOKS GOOD"
"Excellent bread! I have tried many, many recipes over the years(my family LOVES bananas); needless to say this is truly the "Best."Made it in 3 mini-loaf pans(of course had to adjust time due to small size of pans), and added another banana. It was delicious and easy!"
"the BEST banana bread ever. i cut the sugar down to 3/4 cup and add an extra banana plus chocolate chips"
"Seriously the best banana bread I've ever made or had! Recipe as-is is wonderful. I've added 1/2 cup of Reese's peanut butter chips to the batter and it is absolutely crazy good!! I also divide mine into smaller pans and adjust cooking time and temperatures."
"I hadn't thought about making banana bread before, but I have a large quantity of walnuts sent to me from my grandpa (who hand picked and shelled BUCKETS of them). I was excited to try this recipe based on the many awesome reviews & boy were they spot on! I did chop the nuts pretty small, as I don't really care for giant nuts in bread. Next time though I'll make an exception and leave them a bit bigger, by request of my dad who loves the walnuts and appreciates my grandpa's hard work! ;) I did leave three muffins without nuts just to see the difference and enjoyed them both ways. I followed a few suggestions from other bakers; I only put in a cup of sugar (3/4 regular and 1/4 brown), I put in three bananas and I added cinnamon (a lot because it's my favorite!) and I thought they came out great! I made regular size muffins and would love to figure out how to make a topping for them (maybe granola or something else to add a crunch or caramelized texture), I'm open to suggestions!"
"My mother made wonderful banana bread, but when I tried this recipe, it really was the best ever banana bread I've ever tasted."
"Made this without nuts for my Grandsons, EXCELLENT, can't wait to make it with the walnuts! This is delicious!"
"Made this banana bread tonight and it was fantastic. I made on substitution out of necessity. I didn't have buttermilk so I used sour cream. I have everything ready to bake another for work in the morning. This will definately be my keeper for banana bread."
"I made this three weeks ago and added about alitle over a half cup of mini choc chips. OMG!!! This is the receipe I will ever use again. Fast , easy and delish, what more could you ask for."
"I baked the bread at 350o F. instead of 325o F. I also baked the bread in two 8-1/2x4-1/2" loaf pans and used 3 bananas instead of 2! I baked this bread for 50 to 55 minutes. I was very pleased with the results! As I'd stated in my previous rating,I did make recipe adaptations-I used 1/2 cup each chopped, dried apricots and candied fruit. I just used 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. My second time around, I omittedthe walnuts and added 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips + 1/8 cup all-purpose flour so the fruit wouldn't sink to bottom of the loaf! I prepared this bread again 12/31/13 & I used 3/4 cup candied fruit & 3/4 cup Raisin Bran Crunch Cereal instead of the nuts and chocolate chips! This recipe is definitely a keeper!Thank you, Gert Kaiser, for sharing this recipe! delowenstein"
"I did make this bread twice already and I DIDmake SOME adaptations to suit my tastes!Thank you for sharing this recipe-it's GREAT!It's also quick! Dawn E. Lowenstein"
"Excellent and easy to make. Truly "best ever". Substituted walnuts with choco chips."
"This is indeed a wonderful banana bread recipe. My sister who hates bananas even had to admit that it was good! I did however read lots of reviews before making and I used only 1 cup of sugar. (1/2 brown & 1/2 gran. sugar) And because I did not have buttermilk, I substituted with sour cream as suggested. And likewise with the walnuts. I only had pecans. The 1st time I tried the recipe I used an 11 cup pyrex dish as I saw that it made a really big loaf. I started to moniter the baking process at approx. 1 hr and tested center with a toothpick. This time I doubled the recipe making the same adjustments as before, except I used only 3 bananas (only had that many) and baked in a 13 x 9. I also put a thin coat of cream cheese frosting. It was crispy around the edges, which made it taste even better. Moist cake textured bread. Definitely a keeper."
"Wonderful flavor. I served it to my houseguests and they loved it. Took the recipe home with them."
"I made this into muffins as it is hard for the two of us to get through a whole loaf of banana bread. We freeze some for later on 0 very sweet and like the idea of adding some cho. chips. - I also freeze whole banans if I can not get to baking right away - they work well after defrosting them."
"Made these into muffins. Used 3 very ripe bananas and just a little more walnuts. We like walnuts. Cut back on the sugar to 1 cup. Wonderful flavor and very moist. My husband really likes these. Better then my old recipe. This is a keeper. Will be making these again."
"Loved it so moist and flavorful..I also used 3 bananas.very good!"
"Made two batches, one with 1 cup of sugar and one with 1 1/2 cups, both were excellent.Baked for 60 min. Will make again."
"This bread was terrible. Was hard to get out of the pan because it slightly .overflowed. Nothing but a gooey mess. Waste of ingredients"
"Great taste, texture and sooo easy to make. This will become a staple at our house."
"Made this bread exactly as it says, did not change any ingredients or measurements. But instead of using a 9 x 5 in. loaf pan, I divided the batter into 2 smaller pans as I find the middle cooks beter. This bread has amazing flavor. Next time I will add some milk chocolate chips."
"The flavor is excellent but like others, i must say that I coud not get the center done which is the reason for 4 stars instead of 5. I agree with the person who suggested baking it in two smaller loaves. The crusty top is a real plus."
"So simple to make & really delicious. I'm already thinking of making it again"
"This really is the "Best Ever" banana bread I have ever made. I had to substitute the buttermilk and by accident I used baking powder instead of baking soda but it still turned out wonderful. Can't wait to make this again with the correct ingredients!"
"For those who like a very sweet banana bread this is excellent. The only difference between this recipe and the one I've been making for years, is my recipe calls for 1/2 cup sugar & still excellent---just less sweet."
"I would probably bake in two smaller pans as I thought it got a litte crusty on the outside in order to get the middle done."
"Hey, this is my recipe! Found it in a cooking magazine back in the 70s. An absolute favorite with no substitutions."
"This is the recipe that I as well have been making for years. I have used 3 bananas with great results. I also have switched sour cream for the buttermilk, great taste. I did not read all the reviews, but most of them. One thing I didn't see was anyone mentioning using this recipe and making mini muffins with it. Just make sure the nut, if using, as finely chopped. Bake for about 20 to 30 minutes...checking...Yum!"
"Nice texture; you can substitute all purpose flour with Pilsbury Banana Nut Quick bread."
"Made this this morning. It smelled wonderful. Use Crisco to grease bottom and half way up sides of pan. Once cool wrap in plastic wrap and let sit for several hours. Moist but not real dense. I'll make again!"
"I added some cinnimon, allspice, & nutmeg and increased the bananas to 3. Excellent!"
"Best ever banana bread with a few changes; 1 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 c brown sugar and i cup of sour cream insted buttermilk"
"This is the best banana bread. I make it all the time minus the walnuts. Delicious!"
"I had this recipe from an old friend of mine 20 years ago and have been making it since then. Best ever!!"
"I make this all the time I do subsitute oil for butter, and I sometimes put in mini chocolate chips...Yummy!!! The best bread ever."
"I just happened to have some over-ripe bananas on my counter when this came to my inbox today. :) Lucky me! I made this for my daughters (and I), and we were all humming "MMMMMMM" in unison as we sampled the still warm loaf. I would certainly make this again. I will also try a version as suggested by VirginaCA, and I appreciate her input very much. My hb is diabetic, and her version won't spike his sugar nearly as much as this one. Thank you for submitting your suggestions!"
"@chocolate desert and marian08:Many of us have allergies, diabetes or other medical issues and food likes or dislikes in our families. For us, it's very helpful if someone shares the way they adapted a recipe. I sometimes look at a recipe that I think would be good but has ingredients I can't use for one or more of the reasons above. I don't always feel brave enough to try and make the changes myself since I don't always know what and how much to put in to replace things.When more experienced cooks try out the changes I need and share them, I am in their debt. There are many recipes I could never have tried without their help. While you may be recipe purists, please try to understand the limitations some of us live with when we are trying to expand out repertoire. It's pretty boring to eat the same things over and over because they are the only "safe" recipes you have."
"This is an excellent recipe the results were great. I have to agree with marian08, make the recipe as printed, than rate it. When changes are to suit an individual taste, it is NOT rating the written recipe."
"Will try this recipe as is. Don't know how you can rate a recipe with five stars when you change the ingredients in the recipe. As for oven-time, we all are familiar with our own ovens and baking times"
"These are the changes I used half all purpose flour and half whole wheat pastry flour, 5 tbsp Splenda Baking Blend and 3 tbsp Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, 1 egg, 2 egg whiites and 2 tbsp liquid egg substitute, 6 tbsp oil and 2 tbsp butter, 3 bananas, added 1 tsp cinnamon and used pecans instead of walnuts (my husband is allergic to them) and toasted the nuts first. My husband said it was the best banana bread I had ever made in 56 years of marriage. I made 3 recipes and baked it in 8 mini loaf pans for 40 minutes at 325 convection. Healthy & delicious!!!"
"I have a little hint for this recipe. This recipe is similar to mt mothers but if you mash the bskking soda in with the bananas the bananas foam and make the finish product no as dense."
"This is very similar to the recipe I got from my mom when I left home in 1974. As someone else stated, mine calls for butter rather than oil. If you don't use "ripe" bananas it won't turn out as well. The riper the better. Absolutely the Very Best Ever!!! I make a dozen loaves at Christmas every year and give them to friends who say they can't wait for the holidays to roll around for another."
"This is "Best Ever Banana Bread". As others, the only thing I changed was that I reduced the sugar to one cup. one and one half cups was actually too sweet, and less sugar is better! Occasionally I will substitute half the white flour for wheat and it turns out just fine!"
"I got this recipe in your 2004 Best Holiday Recipes magazine. It is wonderful. I make it exactly by your recipe with the exception of the bake time, I bake it 1 hr 10 min. I have taken it to church many times and I get rave reviews. It's a keeper. . . ."
"Been using this receipe for years I agree with the others this is the best receipe I have ever used for Banana Bread. Dee, NJ"
"This is the same recipe I have used for years with one exception. I use butter instead of oil. I think it gives a better flavor and texture. I sometimes use 1/2 c sour cream in place of the buttermilk, because I almost always have sour cream, but sometimes don't have buttermilk. Both result in excellent flavor."
"I have been making banana bread for years, but this is amazing. I always freeze my old bananas so I always have bananas for bread. I also sometimes throw in some blueberries or cut up apples. Amazing...."
"This is the exact recip I have used for over 40 years. I thought I was the only person who had this, as it was given to me by a lady who passed away about 35 years ago.I have always had a lot of compliments on this. I have been requested to make it many times for group gatherings. It makes happy to know that so many others also have the recipe. I know the recipe so well that I do not even have to look at the recipe when baking it. I will definitely continue to use this recipe, so yes, I would mmake it again.Thanks,Submitted By: Kathy Boltin"
"I am surprised to see this. Years ago I revised a recipe and it is identical to this one except I use 1 cup of sugar. When I was working and we had pot luck lunches I was always asked to make my Banana Bread. I have given this recipe out many times. It is the best."
"This is the first time I have ever written a review on anything, but when I saw this recipe come up for the "Taste Of Home Recipe of the Day", I knew I had to write this. This IS the best banana bread recipe! Since I have found this one, it is the ONLY one I use. And I don't change a thing in the ingredients. It has the perfect texture, sweetness and its moist and when I make the two loaves this recipe makes, they're gone in two days. This is the recipe I give to my daughter and anyone else looking for a delicious banana bread recipe."
"My wife found this recipe in TOH several years ago. The name is right, it really is the BEST EVER! Depends on your oven on how long it needs to bake."
"This is by far, the best banana bread I have had. It's easy to make and I usually make a lot and freeze the loaves. I haven't altered the recipe but like a few of the changes that some have suggested (applesauce for oil and brown sugar). Thanks - I will try this."
"My tongue is still tingling from my first piece, fresh out of the oven. HOT and yummy!Pros- moist and baked through. I was really worried about putting it all in one pan, because I hate partially cooked banana bread. This was banana bread, not pudding, and I liked very much. Great flavor. However, I did cut back on the sugar (only 3/4 cup brown and 1/4 cup white) and substituted applesauce for oil. Didn't have buttermilk onhand so I just used milk and put some butter in for flavor. My dd and I are more than happy with the result.Raised up to a beautiful loaf of bread. I don't know if it helped that I whisked the banana and egg mixture with an electric beater to be sure I didn't have banana globs. I will continue to do that.Cons- considering how sweet it is, I would not follow the recipe sugar recommendation.Bake time for my loaf was too long, and I only had it in for 50 minutes. I was glad it was baked through, but if this had been for gifts, I would not have shared. The ends will be way too tough and overdone. It is very tough about a half to an inch around. If I would have gone the full 1 hr 20 minutes it would have been like a gummy bear.Overall, love it. Going back for my second slice now!"
"Kids loved it. The only thing I would do differently is bake it for less time. We baked it 1 hour and 10 minutes and it was still a little too brown."
"The best banana bread I have ever tasted!!"
"This banana bread is SOOO good!!! It's so moist and it tastes wonderful! I would definitely recommend anyone to make this, and this will be my regular recipe for banana bread!"
"I'm not fond of banana bread but this recipe is delicious! The bread was tender - neither too light nor too dense. Just perfect. I did make a few changes: 1/4 butter, melted + 1/4 cup vegetable oil (in place of the 1/2 cup canola oil) and used 1-1/4 cups sugar + 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed (in place of 1-1/2 cups sugar). The brown sugar gave it a nice darker color and a chewier crust- which I like. I used Jumbo eggs and Vanilla Bean Paste. Before I put it in the oven, I sprinkled chopped walnuts and clear sugar crystals on top of the batter. When it was done it looked beautiful and had a nice sweet crunch on top. I will definitely be making this again. Would make great muffins!"
"This recipe was great. I reduced sugar to 1 cup and it was plenty sweet enough."
"Have been making this recipe for Christmas presents for at least 7 years along with others everyone loves this also make all through the year can never make enough.I make it in mini loaves this year about 50 loaves."
"I'm not really a fan of banana bread but I had all the ingredients so I tried this one. It's amazing! Does anyone know if it freezes well? I'd like to keep a few loaves on hand."
"It was very good.. Just a little to sweet. I even added an extra banana but the sweetness took over it. I will however make again bur reduce sugar..."
"The best banana bread recipe I've made. It is excellent the way it is but I added another banana and it made it even more moist."
"5 Stars!!!I used 1/4 cup of melted butter and 1/4 cup canola oil. I always use melted butter in some form in my baked goods.I also only used one cup of sugar.A little baker's secret if you don't have ripe bananas on hand, use jars of banana baby food. I done this many times and no one can tell the difference. In fact guests always comment on how moist the bread is.I always have jars on hand."
"Love this recipe, it's the best I ever had.I've made it around 10 times and shared the recipe with many!"
"It is the best. Used only 1 cup sugar. That was enough. Will try the oil and apple sause suggestion next time."
"Great banana bread, moist and easy to make. As suggested, I reduced the sugar by 1/2 c. and the loaf was plenty sweet enough. Didn't have walnuts on hand so used pecans. Found it tasted even better the day after baking. A keeper recipe!"
"This is the BEST banana bread recipe ive tried. My fiance never liked banana bread but him and my son eat it all up in a day! They both always ask for it!"
"Can't make enough of these. My six grandkids love them. I always make three at once."
"I get asked to make this all of the time. I usually make muffins with it."
"Very tasty recipe. We warmed up slices and had it for breakfast. Very good with coffee or milk."
"This recipe looks awesome, and judging from the reviews, I think I wanna try it. We usually add chocolate chips and walnuts to our batches, so I hope it turns out!!"
"This is the only recipe I ever use! And i dont tweek anything. It is awesome everytime and freezes very well. Excellent for gifts and all occasions. Love it!"
"I have to agree. This is the best banana bread ever. I add honey and maple syrup instead of sugar. It is so good. My husband never liked banana bread because he said it was always dry, but not this one!"
"This is a great recipe on it's own; however, many people (including myself) like to tweak a recipe to suit personal tastes. Try using some brown sugar instead of all white sugar, or maybe some applesauce for some of the oil."
"I made a variation of this great recipe today. Since I didn't have any buttermilk, I used a 6 oz container of "lite" banana cream pie yogurt. In addition I added some toffee chips (approx 3/4 cup) along with the walnuts. I also baked the batter in muffin tins, instead of a loaf pan (be sure to generously grease the pans, because the toffee chips tend to stick; you may have to help release the muffins with your fingers). Yield: 18 muffins, bake about 20-22 min."
"This really is the best banana bread I've ever made. I added a teaspoon of baking spice (cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg). I won't ever use another banana bread recipe again!"
"The first time I made this for my mom and she loved it. My brother had some and loved it too. I just made some for myself and I added half a pack of banana cream pudding mix to make it even more moist and smooth. I love my revised version."
"This is a keeper recipe. All my family enjoyed it. I doubled the recipe and made two loaves, somehow missed the timer and thought I overbaked it. but the bread was still moist and delicous."
"I made this recipe without the walnuts and baked it in my doughnut pan.I drizzled glazed on the doughnuts - they were stellar!"
"Will never use another Banana Bread recipe again! A family favorite!!!"
"Nice texture, really moist and really tasty!I used a little less sugar as well and it wasjust wonderful. Will make again-"
"This IS the best-ever banana bread. The only change I make is to subtract 1 t of buttermilk and add 1 t banana extract in its place, to get a little extra banana flavor. Everyone loves this banana bread."
"The very best Banana Bread. When I make it now I reduce the amount of sugar, and instead of all white flour I substitute 1 cup white flour with 1 cup whole wheat flour and it is even better with less calories."
"I just found this recipe online after losing it for many years! I made this in 1993 and beyond for a few years and was devastated to lose it, probably in a move. It was so popular, I sold it at work and made muffins with it, and took it to many a potluck. I nearly had it memorized, but couldn't reconstruct it. Reading it now, each ingredient comes back to me. I reduced the sugar some, I recall. Thank you for posting it!"
"I just made this recipe again and some of it stuck to the glass pan. I just read a review that said to use shortening and not the spray. I will definitely do that next time. The card players should love this surprise treat. I would give it a 4 star rating this time."
"Reminds me of Grandma's Banana Nut Bread. Very moist and flavorful and makes the WHOLE house smell wonderful during baking - Freezes well also... DEFINATELY a KEEPER!!!!"
"I've made this 3 times in a week...after reading some of the other reviews, I cut oil to 1/4 c and used 1/4 applesauce. I also cut sugar back to 1 cup and never missed the 1/2 cup of sugar! Today's loaf came out delicious!"
"I have made this bread for years. I found the recipe in Taste of Home magazine several years ago. I bring the banana bread to all family gathering. The little ones just love it. Most are from out of state so I make extra so they can take home. It is the best ever recipe for making banana bread."
"Very, very good, but not the best I've ever made."
"Very delicious! I have already shared with two other friends."
"This is much easier than most banana bread recipes because no mixer is needed. My husband thinks it's the best I ever made. I made 2 thinner loaves so it would bake more quickly, and that worked very well."
"I will never have to look for another banana bread recipe again. This banana bread is so moist; the top didn't even crack. The only change I made was that I used brown sugar instead of white. I may substitute chocolate chips for the nuts the next time I make it. The ladies I work with loved it."
"I have made many, many banana bread recipes over the years. I will never make another recipe again -- this is the winner! I ran out of oil last time I made it so I put in 1/4 cup oil (instead of the 1/2) and then also added 1/4 cup applesauce...turned out perfectly. highly, highly recommend this recipe"
"This was even better than my grandmother's recipe (God rest her soul). It was very moist and I love the buttermilk addition. I used dried buttermilk since I didn't have fresh. I added the dried buttermilk to the dry ingredients and included the liquid in the eggs, banana, oil and vanilla step."
"This tastes good but I greased the pan and the bread would not come out of pan, so I lost the entire bottom of the bread."
"I just discovered this recipe and agree it is the best one I have tried. I added cran-raisins & shredded coconut to my batch. I will try it with whole wheat & splenda nest time."
"OMGosh! This is THE best banana bread recipe ever! I made it for Christmas and it was a big hit. My husband and son are diabetics, so I used Splenda instead of sugar and no one knew. I will definitely make this again and again."
"This bread was good and moist but very sweet. Too much sugar in this recipe in my opinion."
"This recipe is wonderful! I have made this bread probably 7 or 8 times in the past few months. My family, visiting relatives, and myself included have given it rave reviews. Even the time I had the oven temp. too low and it turned out flat as a pancake, they still gobbled it all up!"
"LOVE THIS!! first bite I took I said, "wow this is the best Banana Bread I have ever eatten!" and then I looked that the recipe and laughed because that was the name!"
"I added chocolate chips and the taste was INCREDIBLE."
"This is a really good banana bread recipe. Just a couple things that you need to know. The bake time at the top says 70 mins and in the recipe itself it says 1 hr 20 mins or until the tooth pick comes out clean. I have made this 3 times and it takes about 60 mins at the most at 325 degrees. Let the bread rest in the pan for 5-10 mins thing remove and cool on a cooling rack. The bottom tends to stick a little when using a spray so use shortening or butter to grease the pan."
"I made muffins! They're DELISH!!! Set the oven to 425 degrees and bake for 16-18 minutes. The mini-muffins took about 6-7 minutes."
"No buttermilk in the fridge so I made my own with milk and vinegar. I doubled the recipe and left out the nuts. I used a couple of silicon loaf pans and the edges of the bread were a little dark. I should have maybe knocked the temp down a little to compensate for the dark pan or checked it a little earlier for doneness. Overall though, the bread turned out very nicely. I have another 8 bananas on the brink so I'll make a couple more double batches and work out my flaws. I'll go get some buttermilk too as I would like to see how that would change the flavor. I imagine that this will be my go-to banana bread recipe in the future. thanks!"
"I am not a chocolate chip fan.....so I added cinnamon chips....we are huge cinnamon fans in this house!!"
"I made this banana bread and have had numerous people ask for the recipe. Everyone agrees that this is the best banana bread they have ever eaten. I have made several to give at Christmas."
"Very moist and tasty!"
"This really is the best ever! It lives up to its name. I put some chocolate chips in it and my husband loved it. I will make this over and over again"
"I made this for the for the first time last night... it won't be the last. I used Splenda Baking Blend for the sugar and it turned out fantastic. YUM!"
"I followed this recipe to the T. I'm making this for thanksgiving, my husband has been bagging me to make him some banana bread I am a regular subscriber of Taste of Home I knew where to search for the best recipe.. thank u for help making my husband happy!"
"We've made this several times, and we love it!!! I've made it with powdered buttermilk when I didn't have actual buttermilk and didn't want to wait until I went to the store;) There was very little difference."
"AWESOME!!! I have been baking for 30 plus years and this is the best banana bread!My son stationed in Japan loves to bake and I will send him this recipe"
"use this recipe a lot for my daughter bake sales she had.every easy and moist bread.love it."
"Have had this recipe from one of your magazines for a long, long time. It's a family favorite...doesn't stay around long..it goes fast!"
"This was brought to me as muffins after a motorcycle accident. THEY ARE THE BEST!!! I add extra nuts and more bananas but they always turn out great!!"
"I have made this bread over and over again! I have changed a few things to make it healthier: I use whole wheat flour and only 3/4 c. sugar. I also use applesauce instead of oil and add 1/4 c. flax seed. It definately lives up to its name!"
"This is a wonderful, simple recipe. However, the recipe does not call for the pan to be floured as well as greased. Mine stuck to the bottom of the pan, so in the future, I will either dust the pan with flour or use parchment paper."
"Even more delish if you add chocolate chips! I've made this several times and everyone always raves over it!"
"easy to make and delicious!"
"This is the absolute VERY VERY BEST of all banana bread recipes. It is to die for! Super moist and flavorful and quite addicting! So happy to have found this gem of a recipe!"
"It was simply delicious!!! the taste of banana is very subtle"
"Definitely lives up to its name! I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out amazing."
"This certainly lives up to its name. My very good recipe of banana bread just got replaced by the Best Ever Banana Bread Recipe. Thanks."
"This truly is the BEST EVER! It is easy to make and fantastic. It's a hit every time!"
"Great recipe! The buttermilk is what caught my eye, adds a great moistness. Have made it several times, but make it into muffins. Freeze them in packs of two, great to take to work for breakfast or mid-morning snack! Hint--freeze "too ripe" bananas in their skins in a zipper freezer bag. Take out one or two for a recipe, thaw for a few seconds in the microwave, pinch off the stem end and squeeze the banana right out of the skin!!"
"I had 6 bananas that needed to be used so I made 3 loaves. It turned out so good! All three loaves look beautiful. I did add 2/3 tsp of banana extract because I like a little more banana flavor than is usually in banana breads. I'm glad I came across this recipe because it's definatley a keeper."
"This really is the Best Ever Banana Bread. I made this when the recipe was first published in Taste of Home 1992, and have made it ever since and given the recipe to many who tasted and loved it. Thank you for the good recipe."
"I make this 5 batches at a time, or with a family of 6 I wouldn't get a slice at all! I make them & give them as birthday gifts for all my friends, everyone looks forward to their birthday, since the know they'll get a loaf!"
"I make this bread anytime there are ripe bananas on hand! The buttermilk makes this bread moist and flavorful."
"It is truly the best banan bread I have ever tasted."
"Ethis recipEveryone loved this recipe when i made it for mothers day. It really is the "Best Ever Banana Bread " Cathleen Woodall of Flordia"
"[Wow - what happened to all the reviews I saw here a week or 2 ago? There's only 1 review showing here now.] This IS the BEST banana bread - no kidding! Use 3 bananas to have an overflowing cupful. (I used an aluminum-colored loaf pan.) You will love it! -Lori in WI."
"This bread is absolutely delicious! I agree with the title, it is the BEST EVER banana bread! I leave out the nuts and add a bit more banana, but other than that it's perfect as is :)"
"This recipe was in the Bon Appetite magazine years ago."
"Made as written. It looked overcooked but tasted wonderful. Has a nice dark sugarery crust (is that a word?)"
"Probably the best Banana Bread recipe I have found. My kids loved it and it was gone in a few hours! Aside from omitting the nuts I didn't change a thing in the recipe."
"I made this today and its amazing! It is by far the best recipe I have tried, this is definitely a keep."
"This is hands down the best banana bread I have ever eaten or made. It is my new go-to recipe (since last year). I get many and often requests at church to bring it to any get-together and to make it for bakesales. Amazing!"
"I am always looking for a great banana bread recipe and I have found it. This was delicious and very moist. I used 3 bananas, added chocolate chips, and used milk and vinegar instead of the buttermilk. Will definitely be making this one again."
"Very moist with a nice crunchy crust. I used 3 bananas and added chocolate chips. This was a very good combination. I substituted milk and vinegar for the buttermilk."
"I have a "family favorite" banana bread recipe which is probably still the ultimate favorite, however, this bread is excellent as well. And the reason I like it so much is that it is much lower in fat than the old family version. For having only 1/2 cup of oil, in what turns out to be a very large loaf, I thought this was an exceptionally moist and flavorful bread. I used 3 bananas instead of 2 since it was suggested by so many other reviewers. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly skipping only the nut since my family doesn't care for them. Mine actually tested done after 1 hr and 10 mins. The outer crust was slightly crunchy but not hard. Will definitely keep this recipe and make it again."
"I often make this bread - it is so yummy. As in every bread I bake, I substitute applesauce for the oil and use about 1/2 the sugar. The last time I baked this, added white chocolate chips - that was really good."
"I made this last night, and it truely is the best banana bread recipe ever. I did a few things differently. I added 3 bananas plus some cinammon. I didn't have any buttermilk, but I did pour in some organic soy milk. It was so moist on the inside and a nice texture on the outside. Will definitely pass around and make this again :)"
"Super flavor! Moist and yummy:)"
"It was so good I made it twice in one night, I had to share this with others. So I made one for my daughters house."
"This is an amazing recipe! Probably the best banana bread I've had. My husband who doesn't even like banana bread very much liked this recipe. The outside is crunchy right after it comes out of the oven but then it softens after it cools so I didn't think it was too crispy at all."
"So, after reading all of the many raves about this, I thought for sure it would be better then the banana bread recipe that I already have. It was not. It was moist on the inside but way too hard on the outside. I did use lemon juice and milk instead of buttermilk and I just used 2 bananas like the recipe called for rather then the three that many of you recommended. Perhaps that is why, mine did not turn out so great."
"amazing!!!! seemed like the outside of mine was getting very dark, wile the middle was still a bit to moist? anyone know why that would be? I followed the recipe with no changes."
"This banana bread is delicious. I never made banana bread before, but others I've tried have always been kind of dry. This one is so moist and wonderful. I used 3 bananas, powdered buttermilk, 1/2 cup each of nuts and choc. chips, and a touch of cinnamon. So good, very moist, and delicious. I'll make this again for sure."
"These disappear at my house with 3 kids. I did substitute sour cream for the buttermilk and made them as muffins cooking at 325 degrees for 25-30 minutes. They are a hit! I hate to admit it, but I even threw away the old family recipe for this one!"
"I forgot to mention - I used canola oil instead of vegetable oil :-)"
"Incredible!!I had to make a few changes - I didn't have buttermilk, and ran out of vinegar and lemon juice to make buttermilk, so I used 1/4 cup of 1% milk and added 1 tbsp of orange juice to it - I also used 3 large bananas (so important that they are partially green, not completely ripe!) - and I also added 1/4 cup of ground flax seed as well. I also reduced the sugar from 1 1/2 cups to just 1 cup - although you could still reduce it more. I added a dash of nutmeg, a dash of ground cloves, and about 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. I really enjoyed reading everyone's reviews and suggestions too! It helped me with making my own changes - thanks for a great starting point with this recipe - it's a keeper!"
"Love it, Love it, Love it. I did the recommended 3 bananas. A true keeper."
"I love to bake, but I had never made banana bread until Thanksgiving of 2010. It turned out awful. It wasn't sweet enough or have enough banana flavor to suit me. I didn't give up, I saw this recipe on your website and tried it. It is magnificent! My family loved it so much they wanted loafs for their Christmas gifts. I pretty much have to make it about every week now. My co-workers love it. My friends at church love it. It is truly the best ever banana bread, and easy to make. Thanks for publishing this recipe!! Kristine from Anthony, Kansas"
"Baking my 4th loaf of the weekend right now! My kids say this is THE BEST banana bread I've ever made!"
"This is the best banana bread I've ever had, and it's so easy to make. Thanks for the recipe!"
"I make this without buttermilk. I add 4 bananas instead of three. "
"Really, truly delicious!I wanted to make banana bread for my house full of people at Christmas time, but I had misplaced my grandmother's tried and true recipe when we moved last summer. So I came to tasteofhome.com for a banana bread recipe to follow in a pinch. It was a hit!I especially love the fact that this recipe is made with vegetable oil rather than shortening (like grandma's recipe was), so I was able to avoid using the hydrogenated oils found in shortening. And I didn't have buttermilk on hand, so I substituted an equal amount of milk with 1 T. white vinegar added, and it still came out perfect.Best banana bread I've ever made. :)"
"I tried this recipe over the Christmas holiday as a brunch item for my guests. The bread disappeared quickly. They requested it as a must have for next year!"
"Sweet & moist"
"AMAZING! I want to try it with applesauce instead of oil next time. Very good, so glad I found this"
"i love this bread and so dose everyone i make it for the only thing i never have butter milk so i do the lemon juice trick or use sourcream butit is wounderful"
"Wonderful bread!!!!! I added an extra half cup or so of banana because I used three very ripe bananas. It was exceptionally moist."
"Amazing with chocolate chips!!!"
"I've been baking this banana bread (or as muffins) since it appeared in Country, October 1991. It is very moist and always delicious. Changes I've made over the years: use 1 c. white flour with 3/4 c. whole wheat flour; use buttermilk powder with water; use 3/4 c. grapenuts cereal instead of walnuts (gives it a bit of a crunch and some texture while being nut allergy-free."
"Made this in a bundt pan and other then not baking for as long as in a bread pan, it came out very good! Easy and yummy!"
"This is the best banana bread recipe ever! Very moist and great banana flavor."
"Delish!60 minutes for a dark pan. The kids added chocolate chips!"
"Love it! This is my new Banana Bread recipe that I will be using!! I used Half & Half instead of the Buttermilk it called for and it turned out GREAT."
"I made this for my daughter's school's bake sale and it sold out fast."
"I really is the best banana bread. I have made it over and over again. You can play around with it too an add to it."
"It was so yummy and easy to make. I added a few tablespoons of sour cream to the wet mixture to make it extra moist!"
"made it in my 4 mini loafs pan, baked for an hour. YUMMY! yesterdays batch is gone, making a double today!"
"Wonderful taste, very easy recipe. Did not change the recipe at all. This is my new favorite banana bread recipe. Thanks."
"I usually make this into muffins and add about 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips. I use 1 cup sugar, and substitute almost all the oil with unsweetened apple sauce. This recipe is very good."
"This was the hands down best banana bread I have ever made. It was easy, and my family ate it all in one day and begged for more!"
"So good! The best banana bread ever and good with or without nuts! Almost like banana cake without frosting."
"I have baked this bread many times over and got rave reviews from all who tried it! We always toast it in a toaster oven and then spread real butter over it! Wow..........the best!"
"This was really yummy! I didn't have walnuts so instead I chopped up some almonds that I had on hand. My husband loved it!"
"Made a lot of banana bread in my time and this is definitely my favorite and my family's favorite recipe! My family could not get enough of it so I will be making more again today!"
"We really like this bread. I didn't have walnuts the last time so I used pecans instead. Yum."
"I substituted applesauce for the oil in a small attempt to make this recipe healthier, but I think it made it chewy. I also didn't have any buttermilk, so I had to find a substitute for that as well. It's a good recipe and next time I'll make it with all the ingredients and no subs."
"WONDERFUL!!! I have several banana bread receipe's but this one is the best and I will throw the other ones away. The first one I made was sooo good that I made it again the next day, as it was all gone in a minute. It is soooo moist and tastey, and everyone raved about it. I will tell everyone about it and share my receipe with them. I can give it a 10 star. Thanks for sharing it with us."
"AMAZING!!! I made one loaf for my dad and then the rest of the family wanted more, so I ended up making 5 all together! These are incredible!!! :)"
"I thought I had the best banana bread recipe until I made this one! It's great but I will use a little less sugar next time. Too sweet for my taste!"
"This was very good! I will definitely be making it again :)"
"I made three loaves at one time and in two days they were all gone!!! My family loves it and a neighbor asked for the recipe. I am waiting and watching for bananas to over ripen!"
"This was a great recipe! It was moist and very good. Since we didn't have buttermilk we just made buttermilk by putting a teaspoon if vinegar every cup of milk. Turned out great!"
"this absolutely a keeper, I have made this several times"
"OMG! Yes this recipe is delicious, u can tell, look at the reviews. I made it and the whole pan was gone the same day, between my husband and 14yr old son. I'm baking another as we speak. I used 3 VERY RIPE bananas, it is DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!"
"I had my reservations, since once burned with a recipe stated as being "the BEST" and was not, but I tried it anyways and I'm so GLAD I did. I'm not a fantastic lover of banana bread but this one proved to be the exception. It truly is the best one that I've ever tasted and "hubby" said the same, with rating it to be a "10" in goodness. I exchanged white sugar for raw, organic cane sugar and used 1/4 cup less sugar. I also used organic bananas that were very ripe and organic eggs. This one definately go in my BEST foot recipe category. Yum...!"
"Just finished baking this for the very first time. I was so intrigued to bake it since it has so many great reviews. It came out great! Much better than other banana bread recipes I have tried. My picky 3-year-old daughter even loved it. It's definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe."
"I think this is the exact recipe I have made for 15 years. I did change it though. I use 4 overripe bananas and no buttermilk and add a bag of chocolate chips."
"Excellent! I doubled the recipe and made two loaves, so I could give away one. The name of the recipe is true. Very moist, very good."
"This is my go to recipe for banana bread-turns out great every time!"
"I made this recipe on Sunday and it was great. My husband & I really enjoyed it, that I took made a double batch and gave some to my neighbor. It truly is the best. Yes I will be making this alot. I also ran out of the loaf pans so I made 12 muffins also. My husband really enjoyed taking them to work for his breakfast. The best and thank you for sharing the recepe."
"I baked this bread for a friend and she absolutely loved it! I have not had the opportunity to bake me a loaf but, I will be sure to do so after the reviews it received from her! Smelled like an amazing bread!"
"Shared this recipe with my mom--she agrees that it beat grandma's & is our new "family" recipe. If grandma were around, she wouldn't mind since we discovered most of her "secret recipes" came from Taste of Home :)"
"I have tried many and this is my favourite by far! It did take about 20 min longer in the oven and I used pecans"
"wonderfully moist and tasty, I also substituted the oil with applesauce and added chocolate chips. Loved it, will definitely make again."
"This is the "Best ever banana bread". I have tried many, many recipies and this one is tops. I receive many compliments and someone always wants the recipe!"
"I've discovered making one loaf of this wonderful bread is never enough. Soooo, I double recipe which yields three 8x4x2 inch loaves."
"This is a delicious recipe. I will definitely be making this again. The only substitute I made was replacing the walnuts for pecans. The result was successful and delicious. Thank you for sharing."
"I have been making this Banana Bread since I first saw the recipe in 1992, and it is the Best Ever.Marilyn"
"I substitute butter for the oil. This has been a favorite for many years."
"This is truly the best ever banana bread. Very crunchy crust.Lori"
"Wonderful recipe! Best Banana Bread I've ever had---even better than my Grandmother's! Easy to make as well! I definitely recommend this recipe! Pam"
"Made this for the first time and it is delicious. New banana bread recipe for me !!"
"Best Ever Banana Bread is a favorite at our house. I always double the recipe since it goes so fast. I get 3 loaves from a double batch by baking them in 8 x 4 x 2.5 inch glass loaf pans. Oven temperatures may vary, so check them after an hour; generally mine take 1-1/4 hours.It's hard to resist having a slice fresh from the oven. Yum!!"
"I've made this banana bread recipe so many times now that I have it memorized. It lives up to its name and really is the best ever banana bread I have tasted. All of my family agree."