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Your Best Banana Bread Recipe

SaraASR Mar 2, 2009 06:49 AM

It's a cold, snowy day in Boston and I'm craving some banana bread. Would love people to share/link to their favorite banana bread recipes.

Currently, I'm thinking about this recipe. Cinnamon chips look like a fun addition.


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  1. chowser RE: SaraASR Mar 2, 2009 07:15 AM

    I've yet to find a bad banana bread recipe but my favorite is the Best Recipe one with yogurt. But, it has to be full fat yogurt. I posted it in this thread and there are quite a few good ones.


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    1. re: chowser
      bear RE: chowser Mar 2, 2009 07:25 AM

      My recipe is very similar to yours, chowser, but I use 8 tablespoons of butter instead of 6 and 1/4 cup of sour cream instead of yoghurt. Very good.

      Sara, make sure you use at least 3 medium very ripe bananas or the flavor will be a little blah. I use closer to 4, and don't have any problems with the texture.

      If you use nuts, toasting them really makes a difference in flavor. You can put about 3/4 cup in the batter, and then sprinkle about 1/4 cup on top for extra crunch.

    2. cassoulady RE: SaraASR Mar 2, 2009 08:58 AM

      I love banana bread here is how I make it: 3/4 bananas depending on size- i like overripe ones, 1/3 cup melted butter, mush the bananas and butter with a potato masher. add one cup sugar and one egg, a generous dose of vanilla, one tsp baking soda, pinch salt, 1.5 cups flour, stir, add to buttered loaf pan, bake at 350 for an hour sometimes a bit longer.

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        fbf242 RE: SaraASR Mar 2, 2009 09:36 AM

        This is my favorite recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Banana-B...

        It has more mashed banana than most, so it's really moist and flavorful. I add a bit of cinnamon and vanilla, sometimes chocolate chips, sometimes walnuts. I've used half AP flour and half WW pastry flour, with good results.

        1. TrishUntrapped RE: SaraASR Mar 2, 2009 09:37 AM

          Technically the recipe below is Banana Cake and not Banana Bread. No matter what you call it, or how you slice it, it is the bomb. I think it is the sour cream that gives it the moistness that makes it special.


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