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Ultimate Banana Bread

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  • 1 3/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 6 bananas (large very ripe, about 2¼ pounds, peeled, see note)
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted and cooled slightly)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (toasted and coarsely chopped, optional)
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
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    Calories350Calories from Fat130
    Total Fat14g22%
    Saturated Fat6g30%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat130
    Total Carbohydrate51g17%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A8%
    Vitamin C10%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Rose 10 months ago
    My moms go to recipe and now mine, always perfect.
    Bonnett a year ago
    This is the second time I’ve made this! Just fabulous and the banana topping seals the deliciousness!
    owen s. 2 years ago
    Little over cooked but good. My bad, not the recipe
    Marilyn Bondy 2 years ago
    I have been using the same banana nut bread recipe for years. I decided to try a new recipe and was so glad that I use this one. Delicious and moist. Definitely will use this recipe again.
    Tressa 3 years ago
    great recipe. never thought to put bananas along the edges
    Magne 3 years ago
    really sweet and soft and moist
    Sandy Stamp 3 years ago
    Awesome! Literally best ever!
    L L 3 years ago
    Awesome, I substituted pecans since I did not have walnuts. Incredible crunchy crust and super moist inside.
    Britt 3 years ago
    My family devoured this entire loaf in under an hour, it was that good. I made it, hoping to have it for breakfast the next day...but once we tasted just a bite, we destroyed the whole loaf right then and there. THE best banana bread I’ve ever had. I used whole wheat flour, and didn’t use nuts, and it was still bomb. I can’t wait for my next batch of ugly bananas, so I can make this again.
    ellen melon 3 years ago
    I added 1/2 cup of chocolate chips instead of nuts and it was great!! I did put too big of holes in the plastic wrap in the microwave though, so most of the juice leaked out, but i managed to still get 1/4 cup of it and I think it still turned out perfect
    Candice Esparza 3 years ago
    So amazing and moist, used pecans instead of walnuts. Neighbors and family LOVED IT!
    El Cook 3 years ago
    Definitely the best banana bread recipe I’ve tried thus far. Super moist, cooked all the way through, not too banana-y like I thought it might be (tried a recipe that called for roasting the bananas first where this was true). Great recipe.
    Anna Alcock 3 years ago
    Really difficult to follow when I’m not sure the temp is in degrees centigrade or F. Otherwise fine
    Bonnie Wickiser 3 years ago
    20 min prep time for a pro. Not me! It took about 40 min before I put it in the oven. Baked about 65 min before done. The recipe was simple and the results, AMAZING! I didn’t have any baking soda, used baking powder instead. Remember, 3 times powder to soda.
    My Recipe To Share 3 years ago
    Superb! Thanks! My neighbors are all enjoying!
    Taylor 3 years ago
    This was really delicious! I didn’t take the time to heat the banana juice, I just drained until I got the 1/4 cup and threw out the remaining liquid. Also, I didn’t add the bananas on top. Even without that, It was a hit!
    LINGY 3 years ago
    awesome banana bread recipe. Very moist.
    Bibie Hamid 3 years ago
    Turned out great! Everyone loved it
    Janelle Flores 3 years ago
    Wonderful. Very flavorful and moist I used muffin tins and my husband ate almost all of them.
    Weborg 3 years ago
    I never tasted this since I don't like bananas, so this was made purly for family and it came out perfect. A lot of work, so be ready if you have a wild infant requiring your attention.
    Christine HT. Dang 3 years ago
    Made it for my parents and they loved it!
    thank you, my son is happy!!! we put chocolate chip too!
    Nikki 3 years ago
    Used this recipe as my base but honestly didnt really follow all of the actual directions. I only used 4 bananas, I didn't strain the banana liquid after taking them out of the microwave, I didnt cook the liquid down, or add bananas to the top. To my banana mash I added a leftover sweet potato I had from the night before, added dashes of cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, and a little maple syrup. Needless to say it turned out AMAZING!!!! SUPER MOIST & FLAVORFUL!!!! Next time I think I will make a rum caramel sauce to drizzle over top of this! I can already taste it!!!
    Dao Duy Phuong 3 years ago
    Time consuming but worth it!
    Fantastic! This is the best banana bread ever.
    Bridget Jones 3 years ago
    Had leftover ripe banana and decided to try to use this recipe. Very moist and full flavoured. Delicious! I can’t keep my hands off it. Will definitely be my go to recipe!
    Chantal C. 4 years ago
    Awesome texture and the taste was outta this world!! It's my go to recipe. Made it over and over again!!
    Jamie G. 4 years ago
    Best ever!!! Made it the exact same and making it forever!!
    Jenny Kramer 5 years ago
    Time consuming but worth it! Have made this recipe three times now and it always comes out amazing.
    Marco Horta 5 years ago
    Awesome! The bananas on top didn't do much for adding banana flavor so I think that next time I'll just add those to the mix itself....more banana!