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Best Banana Bread Recipe Ever

Best Banana Bread Recipe Ever

There is nothing like the smell of baking banana bread!

Especially when then end result is as delicious as this recipe.

Banana bread was something I used to make out of necessity at my house. When we first got married, my husband would buy big bunches of bananas and then pretend like he was going to eat them…so of course we always had big bunches of black bananas on the counter. After a while I did wise up, because I did (finally) figure out he was just doing that so I’d make my banana bread recipe for him. It worked out, as I had the perfect excuse to refine my banana bread recipe over all those years–19 if you’re counting.

The best banana bread recipe--ever!

Banana bread is something I also like to make up for little gifts. The craft stores make it so easy now with all the paper baking dishes, a cello bags, and a personalized tags they’ve made available. The little personalized touches make these edible presents a thoughtful gift worth receiving.

This recipe is a little different–it’s a banana bread recipe with sour milk. Don’t worry, I’ll show you just how to make sour milk for banana bread without having to truly spoil anything.

So lets get baking–click on to the next page!


Paula Biggs

Paula Biggs

Owner at Frog Prince Paperie
Paula Biggs is a professional party planner, DIY crafter, and owner of Frog Prince Paperie, where you can find hundreds of party and craft ideas. You can also buy birthday party supplies, printables and accessories from the Frog Prince Paperie Etsy shop.


Sunday 3rd of October 2021

This recipe is fantastic!!! I have made it several times. I usually double the recipe as it doesn’t last long in my house. It is my favorite banana bread recipe and my co-workers ask me to bake this and bring it to work. I try to eat healthier so I traded the 1/2 cup butter for 1/4 cup coconut oil and 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce and skip creaming the butter/sugar step. My 14 yr old daughter asks for butterscotch banana bread so I add 3/4 cup butterscotch chips for her and remove the nuts since she is allergic to them.

I have not made mini-loaves yet. Your presentation for gifts is very professional. How much time should I bake the mini-loaves?

Tiff W

Monday 8th of July 2019

I just made this. I doubled the recipe and made two. :) I'm really picky about banana bread and this one is a winner! Thank you!

Paula Biggs

Wednesday 10th of July 2019

So glad you loved it!!

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Thursday 11th of April 2019

[…] The recipe I used is called the Very Best Banana Bread and I agree. I found it while searching Pinterest, of course, since that is where I like to gather recipes. The recipe can be found HERE […]


Tuesday 26th of March 2019

Will this work if I only use 1 egg? That's all I have on hand and can't go to the store tomorrow. Thanks.


Thursday 21st of February 2019

Hi! This recipe sounds delicious, and I happen to have buttermilk leftover from another dish I just made. I only have 2 ripe bananas unfortunately though, would this recipe still work with 2 bananas versus 3?

Thanks so much!


Paula Biggs

Wednesday 27th of February 2019

It'll work--you just might not have the full flavor and moisture as using more bananas in this banana bread. Also make sure the two bananas you DO have are good and ripe (like black!!) so they impart a lot of flavor in your two bananas.

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