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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

Owner at Frog Prince Paperie
Paula Biggs is a party planner, DIY crafter, and owner of Frog Prince Paperie, where you can find hundreds of party, craft and lifestyle ideas.

Denise Lewis

Tuesday 22nd of August 2023

My husband loves banana bread. I saved this recipe many years ago. I’ve made this recipe and I’ve tried some others over the years but I always come back to this one. It’s just like we like it. I really think this is the The Best Banana Bread!

Paula Biggs

Sunday 1st of October 2023

Thank you so much for the kind words!! I love that it's your go-to as well. My husband and I just celebrated 24 years (!) and can't believe we've been making this same recipe that long! It's so nice to hear so many others get the same joy out of this banana bread recipe. :)


Tuesday 20th of June 2023

Banana Bread looks so good.


Sunday 31st of July 2022

I only have oat milk on hand. Would that work for this recipe? I imagine oat milk doesn’t “sour” the same as dairy milk.

Linda Harbison

Sunday 24th of April 2022

Thank you for sharing your recipes. This one looks delicious. Can you substitute sour cream for the buttermilk?

AJ Gurr

Sunday 9th of July 2023

@Paula Biggs, @Linda Harbison I have been subbing sour cream nearly every time I've made this recipe and it seems to work great. The recipe my mom had growing up said "buttermilk or sour cream" and I've never seemed to have an issue.

Paula Biggs

Monday 25th of April 2022

I've never tried with sour cream in this particular recipe! I don't know what the reduction in liquid would do to the moisture of the bread, but sounds like a fun experiment :)


Friday 8th of April 2022

I make banana bread all the time. This one was a hit! So moist and delicious! I use lemon juice to sour my milk, but that is the only thing I changed. Delicious!

Paula Biggs

Monday 25th of April 2022

So glad it was a hit for you! I like that there are many different ways to sour the milk--I'm always about using what I have on hand to cook and bake!

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