Best Banana Bread Recipe

Best Banana Bread Recipe

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  • 2 large ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
    * Buttermilk substitution: Add 1/2 Tbsp of lemon juice or white vinegar to 1/2 cup milk and let stand for 5 minutes, then stir and use in replacement of buttermilk.
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F and grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan or 9×9 inch cake pan with butter.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together bananas, buttermilk and baking soda. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. In another bowl, stir flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat butter with brown sugar until creamy.
  5. Beat in the egg, vanilla and banana mixture.
  6. Stir in flour mixture until combined.
  7. Stir in 3/4 cup chocolate chips. Transfer to prepared pan.
  8. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top.
    Bake for 35-40 minutes in a 9×9 inch pan, or if using a loaf pan, around 50- 60 minutes.
  9. A toothpick inserted in the center that comes out clean indicates that it is done.
  10. Let cool in pan on rack for 15 minutes. Turn out onto rack and let cool completely before cutting.

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