The Best Banana Bread Recipe

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  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chip


  1. Cream butter and sugar (by hand or mixer).
  2. Mash bananas and add by hand to creamed mixture.
  3. By hand add eggs, vanilla, baking soda, flour and salt.
  4. Gently stir in buttermilk and chocolate chips.
  5. Pour into a greased loaf pan.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 1 1/4 hour or until it tests done with a toothpick.
  7. **I find that coarsely mashing bananas is best and make sure they are over ripe for best flavor.
  8. I also find that doing the majority of the mixing by hand makes for better texture in the end.
  9. **Even though the recipe says it makes 1 loaf, I usually use 2 loaf pans or 3 mini loaf pans because it seems to yield a moister bread.
  10. Just adjust baking time down.
  11. **if you do not have buttermilk you can put 1 teaspoons vinegar into a 1/2 cup measuring cup and fill to top with milk.
  12. Let rest 5 minutes before adding to recipe.
  13. **This freezes well.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 929.2 Kcal (3890 kJ)
Calories from fat 410.84 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45.65g 70%
Cholesterol 117.81mg 39%
Sodium 1778.97mg 74%
Potassium 451.3mg 10%
Total Carbs 121.79g 41%
Sugars 37.59g 150%
Dietary Fiber 7.29g 29%
Protein 11.77g 24%
Vitamin C 5.3mg 9%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 9%
Iron 4.3mg 24%
Calcium 207.3mg 21%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 338.04 Kcal (1415 kJ)
Calories from fat 149.46 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.61g 70%
Cholesterol 42.86mg 39%
Sodium 647.19mg 74%
Potassium 164.18mg 10%
Total Carbs 44.31g 41%
Sugars 13.68g 150%
Dietary Fiber 2.65g 29%
Protein 4.28g 24%
Vitamin C 1.9mg 9%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 9%
Iron 1.6mg 24%
Calcium 75.4mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 21.6
  • 25

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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