The Best Banana Bread…EVER!

(Tuesday evening)

Inevitably, we always end up with a bunch of bananas on the counter that are over-ripe. There are many different ways you can use them: banana muffins, banana pudding, banana cream pie. All of these get better the riper the banana. But, by far, my favorite recipe to use over-ripe bananas in, is this recipe I found at

I follow the base of this recipe to the tee – as you should for any dessert. But, I have found that you can adjust the amount of bananas a bit, remove one or add an extra, it doesn’t seem to affect the end result: an amazingly moist, satisfying, not-overly-sweet, version of an American favorite. The only way I know to make it better is to add a couple handfuls of chocolate chips to the batter. What can be better than bananas, nuts, and chocolate in a cake-like bread? Not much, unless you warm up a slice and add a pat of butter. :)

I have five over-ripe bananas sitting on my counter right now….

Best Banana Bread


(Wednesday evening)

….and tonight I used them!

Once again, the recipe proved to be simple & adaptable! I realized I didn’t have creme fresh OR sour cream, so I had to get crafty. This is where it comes in handy to have a 1-year old in the house, because I found the perfect substitute: YoBaby whole milk banana yogurt! I made a double batch tonight, so one full container equaled about 4 tbsp, which was the exact right amount for this recipe. I love it when a plan comes together.

Speaking of….



One hour & fifteen minutes later….


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  1. I have a recipe for a gluten free spiced banana loaf that I really enjoy. Not sure it would be worth sharing, purely for the fact that I’m sure you don’t keep the same type of flours on hand! That recipe sounds wonderful, I wonder if I can tweak it and make it GF.

  2. Yeah, when we were changing our diet during the Lyme stuff, we almost had to go gluten free. Luckily, we didn’t have to! Let me know how the recipe turns out if you do try it that way – it’s very versatile all the other ways I’ve changed it!

  3. Looks good….any left?

  4. Yes! Please take some! :) I’ll give you some tomorrow….

  5. Used the recipe w/o choclate and it is great. Better than my old banana bread recipe. Thanks.

  6. Michele – glad you liked it! Amazing how moist it is…and it keeps well too.


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