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Mar 2, 2009 06:49 AM

Your Best Banana Bread Recipe

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. 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

      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. 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.

      1. This is my favorite recipe:

        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. 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.