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Best-Ever Banana Bread Recipe

Best-Ever Banana Bread Recipe

Whenever I pass a display of bananas in the grocery store, I can almost smell the wonderful aroma of this bread. It really is good! —Gert Kaiser, Kenosha, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large 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

Directions

  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 255 calories, 12g fat (1g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 166mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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Kristi User ID: 8971528 257005
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2016

"I have been on the hunt for a good banana bread recipe. My husband has hated every recipe I have made and only likes his grandmas. I got his grandmas recipe and made it. And guess what? Did it turn out like grandmas? No. I tried this recipe last night. I used 3/4 of the all mixed, finished batter and put hat into a loaf pan. The remainder of the mix was used for mini muffins. I did this because my sister said that every banana bread recipe is actually meant for 2 loafs. This recipe did not say to divide this into two loaf pans. But my sister swore by this. No the bread did not need to bake the total amount of time that was asked. This was due to not putting the whole batch in one pan. I sincerely believe that not using the whole batch in one pan is what helped this stay nice and flavorful and slightly moist. Most breads come out too dry when I use the whole batch in one pan and cook for recommended time. My sister was right. Thanks sis! The bread did turn out looking a little darker although that did not change the taste of this AMAZING recipe. I kept a eye on the bread after a half hour and did the tooth pick trick to see when my bread was done. Finally I have a banana bread recipe I will be excited to add to our family favs cook book!"

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Patricia User ID: 7727116 256854
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2016

"I made this yesterday, it's gone today. It definitely has the right name. It was absolutely THE BEST BANANA bread EVER. The second time I made it today I changed one thing, I halved the amount of nuts and added dark chocolate chips for the other half. It also was exceptionally delicious. The original recipe is so moist and light, not oily and mushy like a lot of recipes. Thank you so much for another of your recipes. All I have tried have become big hits with my family."

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annette.barney@gmail.com User ID: 5326454 256652
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2016

"We love this recipe! It is the only banana bread recipe I use. I have a nut allergy so I never add the walnuts, but sometimes I add chocolate chips, sometimes I add 1/4 cup cocoa and chocolate chips, sometimes I add fresh blueberries, sometimes I don't add anything. No matter how it is made it turns out great! Sometimes I even make them as muffins! Such a great recipe!"

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Ruffshse User ID: 4225266 256344
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2016

"We just love this bread."

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ChocolateEE User ID: 8699759 255498
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2016

"My go to recipe for banana bread. Excellent as written. I have double it and used a tube cake pan for easier presentation. Over time I have left out the nuts and added 1 tsp Cinnamon for our household preference."

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mzacharellis User ID: 8818880 254742
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2016

"Best ever!!"

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lisjanemon User ID: 8937539 254404
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2016

"Great recipe. I didn't have buttermilk so I used my unsweetened coconut milk, and didn't have canola oil so I used olive oil unsure of how it would turn out and everyone loved it! Next time I think I will do 1/4 c less sugar as it is plenty sweet. This is the one I will use from now on. It took 1 hr 25 min."

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crouchcrew User ID: 7531123 254310
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2016

"Not only did I roast the bananas but the walnuts as well. I also added chocolate chips. Yummy recipe! I will make this one again and again! I freeze my buttermilk into ice cube trays. So it is always handy!"

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murrworm88 User ID: 1697209 253663
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2016

"Great recipe, but way too much sugar for our liking. I made a double batch this time and used 1c. Sugar toral. I always add cinnamon with a sprinkle of nutmeg. I dont ever have buttermilk so i always use milk and vinegar with great results. Made 1 loaf pan and 2 mini loaves; minis took about 50 mins, large took 1 hr 15 mins. Delish!!"

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ms11145 User ID: 1604521 252896
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2016

"While I am not a huge fan of just plain banana bread, I must say this one is good. I did add cinnamon to the batter because my family loves it. I didn't add any nuts because DD doesn't like them; however, I would add pecans if I were making this to give away. Husband and I prefer pecans, but that is just a preference thing. Will definitely make again."

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sjpoor User ID: 2565047 252264
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2016

"Next time I will try only one cup sugar. I didn't have any buttermilk so added 1/2 tsp of cream of tartar to the milk. The only other change I made was using Saffola instead of canola. My grandson suggests adding chocolate chips next time as he likes them in everything. Really good and very moist."

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tasteofphyllis User ID: 8442730 249657
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2016

"Best of all my banana bread recipes."

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Ashleyri05 User ID: 7341753 249508
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2016

"Absolutely amazing!! I always make mini loafs to share the deliciousness :) thank you for sharing!"

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capers66 User ID: 8166737 248485
Reviewed May. 22, 2016

"Love this recipe"

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aburai User ID: 8858869 248223
Reviewed May. 14, 2016

"This is the best banana bread ever! It never turned out so good before. I like it because it’s fluffy and the bananas weren’t as good to eat anymore but when I baked it, it turned out delicious. I give it 5 stars."

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stealth003 User ID: 8065240 247774
Reviewed May. 2, 2016

"I make this any time I have bananas that are really ripe, it's really good!"

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jackiebal User ID: 4627366 247746
Reviewed May. 1, 2016

"Excellent recipe. I skipped the nuts because I didn't have any and it still turned out tasty. Next time I will make sure I have walnuts because I'm sure it will be even better. I read the reviews and decided to use only 1 cup of sugar and added a teaspoon of cinnamon. This is now my go to banana bread recipe. Very fast and easy."

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dylan's mama User ID: 4441033 247286
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2016

"perfect banana bread"

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akitagirl16 User ID: 8839060 247241
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2016

"I followed the directions exactly except for adding 1 cup of Hershey cinnamon chips along with the walnuts. Came out AMAZING."

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cdfaulk User ID: 7908244 246900
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2016

"I have used a recipe very similar to this one since 1966. Mine uses 1 stick of margarine instead of oil, only 1 cup of sugar, 3 mashed bananas not 2 and no buttermilk or vanilla plus I've always used pecans and not walnuts but that is a matter of preference. Instead of bread, I often make miniature muffins and we love the muffins."

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Srjr111 User ID: 8162463 246883
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2016

"This is really a great recipe. I know that all our ovens bake differently, but if you check your bread at the one hour mark, then 5 minute intervals after that, this bread won't over cook. At one hour it's still really wet inside, but it firms up really fast after that. Mine was done at 1 hour 10 minutes and was perfect. I hope that helps"

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nightskystar User ID: 1034705 245275
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2016

"I tried 2 different recipes..I bought bananas and totally FORGOT i had them, so i had a bunch, and figured I could freeze some of the bread. This recipe is GREAT!! Another time i will use an extra banana and do half white sugar half brown. The other recipe I tried had all brown sugar and was also wonderful, but I'm thinking a mix of the 2 might be JUST right!!

I always try a recipe as printed before making changes...so glad I did with this one!!"

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tobybell User ID: 8676030 244890
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2016

"I have made banana bread over the years and this is the best recipe I have ever tried. I need not look further. This is it!"

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Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 244606
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2016

"Very tasty banana bread. I cut the sugar down to less than one cup. I will definitely make this again."

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Dkddkd User ID: 8774528 244565
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2016

"It was decent. I think too much sugar for my taste"

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ahacindy User ID: 8777901 244219
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016

"The BEST!"

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cmb1940 User ID: 1028862 243411
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2016

"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."

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Barbara0817 User ID: 7316226 243116
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2016

"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."

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muffbear74 User ID: 209131 242339
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2016

"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!"

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JAF1997 User ID: 6017089 241672
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

"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."

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Nasira User ID: 8606678 241618
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2016

"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"

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cheryl929 User ID: 2915888 241421
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"Very good. Cut back on the sugar to 1 cup."

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sd20 User ID: 5560294 241202
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2016

"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."

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Shooshoo1st User ID: 2205683 241009
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2016

"I thought this was very good and even better with a tsp of cinnamon added. will definitely make again."

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JWard5 User ID: 8250752 240949
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

"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!"

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robbrd User ID: 1292786 240891
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"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."

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dlexaminer User ID: 8628502 240856
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"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."

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purpleskunk77 User ID: 7229981 240831
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"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 recipe
cutting her loaf into 8 slices is 496 calories per slice
for the whole loaf is 3,975 calories
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour (cal 770)
1-1/2 cups sugar (cal 1161)
1 teaspoon baking soda Cal 0
1/2 teaspoon salt cal 0
2 eggs cal 142
2 medium ripe bananas, mashed (1 cup) cal 164 - 200
1/2 cup canola oil cal 990
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk cal 26
1 teaspoon vanilla extract cal 12
1 cup chopped walnuts cal 720
with no walnuts 3255 cal 406.8 per slice
with no walnuts and the (oil substitute with applesauce) 2315 cal 289 per slice
with no walnuts and the (oil substitute with applesauce) and the (sugar substitute with 1 1/2 tsp of stevia ) 1154 cal 144 per slice"

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lisebo User ID: 8355277 240821
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"Doubled the recipe and it came out very well. The best banana cake ever. Thank you!"

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MTingle User ID: 8668127 240760
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2016

"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!"

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scotland1 User ID: 1426757 240717
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2015

"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."

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Chemmagic User ID: 4092724 240642
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2015

"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!"

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judypaul User ID: 4929972 240625
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2015

"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!"

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Wigrannyr User ID: 7417693 240003
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2015

"We love this bread!!! With or without nuts it is wonderful."

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1914skin User ID: 8300958 239795
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2015

"This is for sure the best -ever banana bread! It disappeared in one sitting ..... thank you for your recipe Gert."

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Tattersb User ID: 6296554 239324
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2015

"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."

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schamberlain User ID: 8299832 238751
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2015

"This is the best banana bread recipe! My mom gives me ripe bananas so she can get a loaf"

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carolynstowers User ID: 4001197 238504
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"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."

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Mgangluff User ID: 8609926 237000
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2015

"I used coconut oil and coconut milk and added coconut and cranberries. The best bread ever!!"

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nanzipoo User ID: 2883174 235913
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"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."

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buncogranny User ID: 4511260 235852
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"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."

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goddesslou@msn.com User ID: 7066558 235842
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

"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."

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Lind140 User ID: 7574308 235829
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

"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."

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rckymtnjbear User ID: 3199322 235128
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2015

"I have tried many banana bread recipes. This one is just outstanding and the banana flavor is just awesome!"

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meches User ID: 8492474 234238
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2015

"The best banana bread i ever had....super moist!!!!"

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myrk User ID: 1185373 233789
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2015

"such a tastiest banana bread ever...... the best recipe and easy to make. Thanks TOH."

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luvmy2cats User ID: 5767967 233524
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2015

"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."

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mrswallace2012 User ID: 7064323 232613
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2015

"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!"

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lmmanda User ID: 1101093 232580
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2015

"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."

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tand3300 User ID: 3212607 232532
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2015

"This has become my family's go-to recipe for banana bread! We all love the tremendous flavor!"

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huntinglady User ID: 4759101 232494
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2015

"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."

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dskier User ID: 8505177 231696
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2015

"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."

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kmejbs User ID: 7976359 231090
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2015

"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!"

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bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 230765
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2015 Edited Sep. 19, 2015

"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."

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DebSueWal User ID: 8449543 229573
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2015

"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!"

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kimb0 User ID: 7108367 229298
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2015

"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."

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pamelag21 User ID: 1233367 228827
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2015

"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!"

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kay49038@hotmail.com User ID: 5850950 228705
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2015

"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."

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smoothiegal101 User ID: 8228414 228079
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2015

"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!"

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Inessa1103 User ID: 8190760 227973
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2015

"The whole Family loves this bread! Outstanding recipe!"

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etpfwilshire User ID: 8396874 227253
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2015

"I read every review and then made my version. I added 1-tsp. cinnamon and nutmeg to

the flour. 1-cup sugar; 3-bananas; 1-stk. melted butter; 1-tsp banana extract. Baked it
70-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 it
for him to toast next morning. Have bought more bananas to ripen for another loaf."

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Tsears15 User ID: 8380450 226542
Reviewed May. 18, 2015

"It was okay, but to sweet for my taste."

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sarahjc78 User ID: 8175461 225984
Reviewed May. 6, 2015

"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."

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Metrocookbookdivany User ID: 6837772 225501
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2015

"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."

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Gfyden User ID: 8257614 223088
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2015

"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."

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mamaofthree User ID: 7541908 222470
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2015

"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!"

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minamouk User ID: 8282524 222215
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"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."

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Felioness User ID: 8068149 221281
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2015

"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."

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cloverfaery User ID: 8268270 221099
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2015

"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"

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JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 220597
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

"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!"

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bunnygirl6489 User ID: 2598839 218846
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

"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!"

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ranchcook84 User ID: 2146148 217440
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"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."

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Memeee User ID: 8039098 214006
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

"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."

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Barbara12375 User ID: 7713738 213800
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2014

"Great and easy!"

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k_s9 User ID: 8089062 37656
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2014

"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!"

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confused59 User ID: 1020669 8641
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2014

"The flavor was good but I did find it a little too moist and left me feeling like it was too oily."

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Dee1264 User ID: 7617060 39439
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2014

"Really good recipe didn't have canola oil use vegetable oil and it was delicious!"

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NikisRecipes User ID: 3153147 38195
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014

"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."

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Bethsgirls User ID: 7966664 66834
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2014

"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!"

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Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 11543
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2014

"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. ??"

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cindyb8992 User ID: 4635001 14998
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2014

"Made this today and it's been a family favorite for years :-) :-)"

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FLZephyr User ID: 728094 30037
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2014

"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."

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snowiowl User ID: 7524255 8633
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

"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"

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LCS456 User ID: 7088740 13558
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2014 Edited Apr. 20, 2015

"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."

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s_pants User ID: 174050 14995
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2014

"So moist and delicious!"

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domsmom827 User ID: 7314774 39437
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2014

"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."

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Worshipper1962 User ID: 7815330 41225
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2014

"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!"

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damoida User ID: 5290211 37654
Reviewed May. 10, 2014

"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."

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ritchieranch User ID: 6555718 13557
Reviewed May. 4, 2014

"This recipe is fantastic! I've made it many times and wouldn't change a thing; except I usually use 3 bananas."

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queenmaggie User ID: 5706574 41110
Reviewed May. 2, 2014

"This is the only banana bread recipe I will make from now on. Great!"

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mrsmap User ID: 5553547 201572
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2014

"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."

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bestbakers User ID: 7746637 13556
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2014

"This is my favorite banana bread recipe."

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mkaskela User ID: 6061564 39435
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2014

"Great, but not extraordinary."

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dlindenf User ID: 4192917 11540
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2014

"Fantastic! I was even able to make this in a gluten free version for my fiancé who is gluten intolerant. Tasted amazing!"

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acooley1 User ID: 62623 14994
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

"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."

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mltdebbie User ID: 6422011 24628
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

"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."

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Joscy User ID: 2694585 14992
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"This banana bread deserves more than *10* stars. I use this recipe exclusively!!"

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LloydB User ID: 6403141 24621
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2014 Edited Apr. 20, 2015

"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."

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sdipiazza User ID: 2106899 8617
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

"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."

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nikki60 User ID: 4753442 29753
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

"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."

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 13555
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"This is a great recipe for banana bread. I love how it's crispy on the outside and moist on the inside."

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deenadu User ID: 5321380 14251
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"this recipe has been on allrecipes.com for years...not liking copycats!!"

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gaylene2 User ID: 3368539 201571
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

"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."

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Imacookyone User ID: 7560763 39358
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2013

"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!"

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Green.devonna User ID: 5724021 14225
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2013

"Best banana bread I ever had!"

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amy j peters User ID: 2124433 41109
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2013

"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."

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daisyh User ID: 411641 38192
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2013

"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."

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robbinthornton User ID: 3362574 29748
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2013

"Truly is the best banana bread I've had. Perfect texture and flavor. Only change was to substitute sour cream for the buttermilk."

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CCParsons User ID: 7486040 29604
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2013

"For a delicious gooey top, cover it with aluminum foil when it first comes out of the oven. This is a wonderful recipe!"

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lberry222 User ID: 4948624 201570
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

"If I could give it six stars I would! This is definitely the BEST ever banana bread."

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SurelyYouCantBeSerious User ID: 7479343 11533
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

"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."

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afoth73 User ID: 1490711 66832
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"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!"

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rwippel User ID: 4262008 14898
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"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)"

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mconnell1404 User ID: 7079701 8607
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

"Best Banana bread I've every tasted. Definitely a keeper!"

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mconnell1404 User ID: 7079701 24619
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

"This Banana Nut bread was the best I've tasted. I did add 3 bananas as other recommended. Definitely a keeper!"

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kg144 User ID: 7275354 14223
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"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."

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owlshead User ID: 7396672 38191
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"this was excellent everyone loved it"

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SweetT1962 User ID: 5181851 13551
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2013

"This really is the best banana bread I've ever tasted!"

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rwippel User ID: 4262008 201569
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"This is the best banana nut bread I've ever had! I love it!!!"

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wombie User ID: 5672227 8605
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2013

"Fabulous! Easy and delicious."

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Halawa User ID: 7384593 39434
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2013

"I used yougart instead of buttermilk and spiced it up with nutmeg and cinnamon. Delicious n moist!"

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horsekrazee2 User ID: 6734487 38190
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2013

"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."

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jimmiegee5 User ID: 2079831 13547
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2013

"I have made this recipe over 10 times. It is the best ever banana bread."

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Punkyjoe81 User ID: 3773046 15776
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2013

"This is a fantastic recipe...my kids are begging me to make it again!"

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lois1555 User ID: 6596966 39357
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2013

"This banana bread is just like its name Best ever Banana bread I have had great complements on this recipe"

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fishrgal User ID: 1182152 39432
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2013

"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!"

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Diana29 User ID: 7262644 24553
Reviewed May. 15, 2013

"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."

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GreatBakerinGarrison User ID: 7253072 37653
Reviewed May. 6, 2013

"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)."

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Senora K User ID: 6788365 14896
Reviewed May. 5, 2013

"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"."

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crabbit User ID: 709706 14991
Reviewed May. 5, 2013

"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!"

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8426 User ID: 5517550 66831
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"This is a great recipe! I make it as Muffins and add raisins and often call it breakfast! Thanks."

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BSB12171983 User ID: 3536125 29554
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2013

"HAVEN'T MADE I YETBUT IT LOOKS GOOD"

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BSB12171983 User ID: 3536125 14894
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2013

"HAVEN'T MADE I YET"

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BSB12171983 User ID: 3536125 38188
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2013

"HAVEN'T MADE I YET"

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JudithRN3 User ID: 1949591 24439
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2013

"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!"

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Hannah0418 User ID: 1795891 13546
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"the BEST banana bread ever. i cut the sugar down to 3/4 cup and add an extra banana plus chocolate chips"

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little_brat User ID: 3280805 29553
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2013

"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."

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squeekercat User ID: 6746609 201568
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2013

"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!"

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mariegel User ID: 4855702 66572
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2013

"My mother made wonderful banana bread, but when I tried this recipe, it really was the best ever banana bread I've ever tasted."

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2xnonna User ID: 6560698 37651
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"Made this without nuts for my Grandsons, EXCELLENT, can't wait to make it with the walnuts! This is delicious!"

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Shelleybell1970 User ID: 3203147 14893
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"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."

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2whitsmith User ID: 5646553 37649
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2013

"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."

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 8604
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013 Edited Dec. 31, 2013

"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"

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 201567
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013 Edited Dec. 31, 2013

"I did make this bread twice already and I DID

make SOME adaptations to suit my tastes!
Thank you for sharing this recipe-it's GREAT!
It's also quick! Dawn E. Lowenstein"

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Lola223 User ID: 7088728 39356
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2013

"Excellent and easy to make. Truly "best ever". Substituted walnuts with choco chips."

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Stellie User ID: 2578281 66393
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2013

"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."

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PattiZee User ID: 5745677 37647
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2013

"Wonderful flavor. I served it to my houseguests and they loved it. Took the recipe home with them."

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zucchinilady User ID: 3149814 24437
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2013

"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."

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country baker User ID: 3829081 29550
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

"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."

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tonienj69 User ID: 1272820 14892
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

"Loved it so moist and flavorful..I also used 3 bananas.very good!"

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flo g User ID: 1138803 14989
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2013

"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."

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Michelle5472 User ID: 6503098 39431
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013

"This bread was terrible. Was hard to get out of the pan because it slightly .overflowed. Nothing but a gooey mess. Waste of ingredients"

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judutton User ID: 6630225 14891
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013

"Great taste, texture and sooo easy to make. This will become a staple at our house."

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talon49 User ID: 5185084 38171
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2013

"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."

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motheatre User ID: 4906449 14222
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"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."

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CAROL11295 User ID: 6227342 24412
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"So simple to make & really delicious. I'm already thinking of making it again"

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putterh User ID: 2610086 11532
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"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!"

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clhappybaker User ID: 6276241 24400
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

"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."

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mom325 User ID: 6043194 66392
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

"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."

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geofrancesfor User ID: 5726841 14988
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

"Hey, this is my recipe! Found it in a cooking magazine back in the 70s. An absolute favorite with no substitutions."

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Grace779 User ID: 6180467 13544
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

"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!"

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chefmotley User ID: 7113170 11524
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

"Nice texture; you can substitute all purpose flour with Pilsbury Banana Nut Quick bread."

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Cat12 User ID: 1828948 29507
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2013

"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!"

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ginadeec User ID: 6862280 29500
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2013

"I added some cinnimon, allspice, & nutmeg and increased the bananas to 3. Excellent!"

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velez52 User ID: 7076307 38170
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2013

"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"

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smolichsausage User ID: 1629594 11515
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"This is the best banana bread. I make it all the time minus the walnuts. Delicious!"

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lstriler User ID: 4869546 66389
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"I had this recipe from an old friend of mine 20 years ago and have been making it since then. Best ever!!"

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peggyk14439 User ID: 537961 39427
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"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."

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carrieott User ID: 1729235 39424
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"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!"

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linlal User ID: 6059095 11490
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"@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."

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enjgray User ID: 6783843 66354
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"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."

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chocolate desert User ID: 2893644 14220
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"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"

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VirginaCA User ID: 1405374 29480
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"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!!!"

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drft2 User ID: 5864950 14884
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"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."

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ljjustice User ID: 4855452 8602
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"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."

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ree313 User ID: 2118581 201566
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"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!"

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brownma User ID: 3903855 13542
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"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. . . ."

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dee simkins User ID: 2231694 14883
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"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"

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ellbates User ID: 4233055 29186
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"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."

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sicilianmom User ID: 5081937 24399
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"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...."

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jillianstewart User ID: 3203688 15775
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"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"

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stoltzmj@yahll.com User ID: 3531900 14219
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"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."

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donnasnyder User ID: 3434947 15611
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"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."

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anitab. User ID: 1787833 14977
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"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."

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chiquichanga User ID: 4844312 66348
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"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."

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crossties1 User ID: 1408852 37645
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2013

"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!"

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blessednest User ID: 1416484 14218
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

"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."

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watermelonmuffin User ID: 6735434 8601
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2013

"I made this and brought it to a family reunion, and my sister couldn't stop eating it!

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Nicolejanine User ID: 6593167 11482
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"The best banana bread I have ever tasted!!"

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watermelonmuffin User ID: 6735434 14216
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2013

"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!"

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2busyJJ User ID: 7065394 39422
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"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!"

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bplowman User ID: 6015366 41027
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

"This recipe was great. I reduced sugar to 1 cup and it was plenty sweet enough."

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fdwhite User ID: 5480665 201565
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"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."

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Raygina User ID: 5647626 38050
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"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."

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navyaunt User ID: 6719591 201564
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"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..."

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cbyron User ID: 4906578 24382
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

"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."

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tramar User ID: 1227142 13541
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2012

"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."

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shastadasi User ID: 2734896 14945
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2012

"Love this recipe, it's the best I ever had.

I've made it around 10 times and shared the recipe with many!"

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goodlist123 User ID: 4594914 8600
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2012

"It is the best. Used only 1 cup sugar. That was enough. Will try the oil and apple sause suggestion next time."

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parksville User ID: 1598935 39355
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2012

"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!"

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mojosun User ID: 2240208 37643
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2012

"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!"

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bubbles6259 User ID: 5959994 39354
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2012

"Can't make enough of these. My six grandkids love them. I always make three at once."

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jackie.baker User ID: 3555282 14882
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"I get asked to make this all of the time. I usually make muffins with it."

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mamawmargaret User ID: 6102234 11468
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2012

"Very tasty recipe. We warmed up slices and had it for breakfast. Very good with coffee or milk."

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tala_s771 User ID: 6755784 14214
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"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!!"

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123garon User ID: 1454393 38043
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2012

"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!"

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jillanglemyer User ID: 2065875 14943
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2012

"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!"

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rhduc User ID: 4772246 38042
Reviewed May. 20, 2012 Edited Feb. 14, 2016

"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!!"

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rhduc User ID: 4772246 38040
Reviewed May. 20, 2012 Edited Feb. 14, 2016

"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!!"

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bethmccanna User ID: 3009907 37975
Reviewed May. 17, 2012

"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!"

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MrsKilby User ID: 4566292 24365
Reviewed May. 17, 2012

"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."

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drufen User ID: 3633882 14881
Reviewed May. 14, 2012

"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."

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ctmom05 User ID: 981118 66327
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2012

"I made this recipe without the walnuts and baked it in my doughnut pan.

I drizzled glazed on the doughnuts - they were stellar!"

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dansim3 User ID: 1663283 66326
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2012

"Will never use another Banana bread recipe again! A family favorite!!!"

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Madisoncat User ID: 2641815 41011
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2012

"Nice texture, really moist and really tasty!

I used a little less sugar as well and it was
just wonderful. Will make again-"

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DaniCalifornia User ID: 2091154 41005
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2012

"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."

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edjohnn User ID: 893051 37973
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2012

"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."

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Vintagy User ID: 6559192 14880
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

"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!"

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gardenerbowler User ID: 728617 24364
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"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."

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pcollins24 User ID: 6377479 15607
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2012

"So good!"

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laurarabe User ID: 3467486 39419
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"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!!!!"

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DCHeilman User ID: 6136732 66304
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"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!"

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suebricker User ID: 1071359 11467
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"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."

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jnjrok User ID: 1992251 37642
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"Very, very good, but not the best I've ever made."

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DCHeilman User ID: 6136732 14879
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"Very delicious! I have already shared with two other friends."

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ibu User ID: 2423185 8598
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"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."

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East_Coast_Girl User ID: 6228326 39353
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

"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."

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hildemiller User ID: 2987968 41003
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

"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"

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jrjjsc User ID: 4172930 28710
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

"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."

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gardenerbowler User ID: 728617 65945
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"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."

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1968Debra User ID: 5605293 28615
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"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."

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mama ma goo User ID: 5706491 39418
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"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."

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kim21669 User ID: 6055289 15604
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"This bread was good and moist but very sweet. Too much sugar in this recipe in my opinion."

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karlieh User ID: 6172748 28455
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"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!"

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zymore User ID: 1652925 37640
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

"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!"

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Bama42 User ID: 5864996 37962
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"I added chocolate chips and the taste was INCREDIBLE."

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ColeenK User ID: 2988204 28454
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"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."

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KRL724 User ID: 11360 15603
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"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."

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lisaskov User ID: 4693165 28386
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"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!"

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chascocountry User ID: 4710564 24358
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"I am not a chocolate chip fan.....so I added cinnamon chips....we are huge cinnamon fans in this house!!"

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salee User ID: 616705 28384
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"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."

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spiker1 User ID: 264159 14876
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"Very moist and tasty!"

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kecutie2 User ID: 6336191 14926
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2011

"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"

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becca_1234 User ID: 4161662 40995
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"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!"

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ritajordan User ID: 3112795 8596
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"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!"

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jbaer1047 User ID: 5119601 14925
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"Delicious!!!"

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weluvckg User ID: 5417584 14916
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2011

"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."

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absjoh User ID: 6280469 11466
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"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"

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belle653 User ID: 1563895 28327
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2011

"use this recipe a lot for my daughter bake sales she had.every easy and moist bread.love it."

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B Hop E User ID: 5927506 13539
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"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!"

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gizesmom User ID: 5271726 28324
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2011

"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!!"

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NatalieRN User ID: 6085031 201563
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2011

"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!"

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sueandjan User ID: 6090199 11462
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2011

"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."

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BakinBrooke User ID: 6198426 39351
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

"Even more delish if you add chocolate chips! I've made this several times and everyone always raves over it!"

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lapierre5783 User ID: 278675 201562
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

"easy to make and delicious!"

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ColoradoBlondie User ID: 6197677 37507
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

"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!"

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JazLoveCakes User ID: 5989417 13538
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2011

"It was simply delicious!!! the taste of banana is very subtle"

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Sunny1978 User ID: 3946676 37960
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2011

"Definitely lives up to its name! I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out amazing."

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PJNighthawk User ID: 4027636 13537
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2011

"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."

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TeshaH User ID: 2543466 8595
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2011

"This truly is the BEST EVER! It is easy to make and fantastic. It's a hit every time!"

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rhduc User ID: 4772246 37369
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011 Edited Feb. 14, 2016

"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!!"

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lltooley User ID: 4332174 11456
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"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."

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edjohnn User ID: 893051 37365
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

"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."

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debihunt User ID: 842661 11455
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2011

"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!"

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majendian User ID: 6032967 11454
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"I make this bread anytime there are ripe bananas on hand! The buttermilk makes this bread moist and flavorful."

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michaelc0523 User ID: 4979263 15550
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2011

"It is truly the best banan bread I have ever tasted."

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catwoo57 User ID: 6011577 13534
Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"Ethis recip

Everyone loved this recipe when i made it for mothers day. It really is the "Best Ever Banana bread " Cathleen Woodall of Flordia"

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Classicrock User ID: 656532 37364
Reviewed May. 17, 2011

"[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."

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CrystalZ84 User ID: 4254261 8594
Reviewed May. 15, 2011

"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 :)"

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manga User ID: 4211076 24341
Reviewed May. 1, 2011

"This recipe was in the Bon Appetite magazine years ago."

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MrsSweany User ID: 1100431 14875
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2011

"Made as written. It looked overcooked but tasted wonderful. Has a nice dark sugarery crust (is that a word?)"

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belle770 User ID: 4333094 8593
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

"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."

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redtractorgirl User ID: 4897403 13533
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2011

"I made this today and its amazing! It is by far the best recipe I have tried, this is definitely a keep."

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Elizabeth0085 User ID: 3429078 14914
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2011

"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!"

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jessescrew User ID: 3432350 14729
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2011

"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."

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nfry User ID: 2570432 24315
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2011

"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."

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10sChick User ID: 4943196 39416
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2011

"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."

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snmckey User ID: 1512292 13530
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"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."

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carmelastulga User ID: 5049013 37359
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

"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 :)"

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KatrinaTmt User ID: 5435377 65940
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"Super flavor! Moist and yummy:)"

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Msworld User ID: 5578702 14212
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2011

"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."

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gcovalt User ID: 5725161 24307
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2011

"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."

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mwalker21 User ID: 987317 15549
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2011

"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."

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tracy197600 User ID: 3040337 8592
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

"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."

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Lovepiggs User ID: 986676 24300
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011

"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."

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krmurray User ID: 3027350 11452
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011

"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!"

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sharlakane User ID: 5741334 39350
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

"I forgot to mention - I used canola oil instead of vegetable oil :-)"

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sharlakane User ID: 5741334 15476
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

"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!"

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mwilson101 User ID: 1272496 39413
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"Love it, Love it, Love it. I did the recommended 3 bananas. A true keeper."

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mama ma goo User ID: 5706491 24289
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

"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"

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chilipepper318 User ID: 1094534 14211
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2011

"Baking my 4th loaf of the weekend right now! My kids say this is THE BEST banana bread I've ever made!"

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Bonnie561 User ID: 1977410 65937
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"This is the best banana bread I've ever had, and it's so easy to make. Thanks for the recipe!"

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jetfan27 User ID: 967384 65410
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2011

"I make this without buttermilk. I add 4 bananas instead of three. "

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letourneur User ID: 4808752 14168
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2011

"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. :)"

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daryles User ID: 5650582 14913
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"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!"

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kimsecrist User ID: 1091696 11451
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"Sweet & moist"

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eli05 User ID: 3750978 24287
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"AMAZING! I want to try it with applesauce instead of oil next time. Very good, so glad I found this"

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auntbuffy User ID: 4182639 14724
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2010

"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"

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Cape May Connie User ID: 2596461 28308
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

"Wonderful bread!!!!! I added an extra half cup or so of banana because I used three very ripe bananas. It was exceptionally moist."

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Renette89 User ID: 4631835 37953
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2010

"Amazing with chocolate chips!!!"

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monica4patience User ID: 5579270 39348
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"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."

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afs9 User ID: 5565213 11450
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2010

"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!"

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dci13 User ID: 5509362 13528
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2010

"This is the best banana bread recipe ever! Very moist and great banana flavor."

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nyholm User ID: 3835713 13517
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"Delish!

60 minutes for a dark pan. The kids added chocolate chips!"

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sbaugus User ID: 5488736 28214
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2010

"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."

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rachellestratton User ID: 2983875 14166
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2010

"I made this for my daughter's school's bake sale and it sold out fast."

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playingintheclouds User ID: 4104778 39347
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2010

"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."

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happypuppy User ID: 3215708 37951
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

"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!"

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martiv26 User ID: 953852 14912
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2010

"made it in my 4 mini loafs pan, baked for an hour. YUMMY! yesterdays batch is gone, making a double today!"

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Selene K User ID: 2103818 65403
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2010

"Wonderful taste, very easy recipe. Did not change the recipe at all. This is my new favorite banana bread recipe. Thanks."