The Best Banana Bread Ever! With Printable Recipe

The Best Banana Bread Ever!

The Best Banana Bread Ever!

I like Banana Bread.  Like I really like it.  I found a recipe in one of my mom’s old cookbooks that turned out to be just amazing, but I still felt like it could be tweaked a bit.  (I’m a tweaker; it’s what I do….) The Best Banana Bread Ever!

My stipulations for the ideal banana bread are the following:

  – It has to be moist
  – It has to have a great banana-y flavour
  – Chocolate chips are a must!! (unless I’m baking for my brother, who’s allergic to chocolate)

After over a year of tweaking, I think I’ve finally come up with the best Banana Bread ever!

And just to make you drool, here’s a picture 🙂

Best Banana Bread with Printable Recipe Card

(I’m learning how to take pictures of food, so the photo totally does not do it justice…)

Ok, so the good stuff….here’s the recipe!!  (This makes 3 loaves…we go through one loaf in no time, and hubby likes to take baking to work 🙂 )

Best Banana Bread Ever!
Yields 3
Moist, great banana-y flavour and chocolate chips!!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 1/2 cups flour
  2. 3/4 cup sugar
  3. 6 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 3 teaspoons salt
  5. 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  6. 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  7. 1 Tablespoon cocoa
  8. 1/4 cup (ish) of ground flax seed
  9. 5 cups mashed bananas (I ‘coarsely’ mash them, so I have chunks of banana in the bread)
  10. 1 cup applesauce
  11. 1 cup molasses
  12. 2 mashed bananas (instead of eggs)
  13. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  14. chocolate chips (amount to be determined by baker)
  15. dried cranberries (ditto)
Instructions
  1. Put the flour and sugar in a large bowl.
  2. Put all of the other dry ingredients into a cup or bowl and mash out any lumps.
  3. Mix all dry ingredients together.
  4. Add bananas, and mix.
  5. Add rest of ingredients.
  6. Mix thoroughly and divide evenly into 3 greased loaf pans.
  7. Cook at 350F for 60 – 70 minutes.
  8. Cut into it when you can’t wait a moment longer 🙂
Notes
  1. As with any recipe, this is a guideline and can be tweaked according to the baker’s taste.
  2. I discovered that adding the cinnamon and cocoa really round out the flavour and give it amazing depth.
  3. The flax seed gives it just a hint of nutty taste, plus it’s also good for you (that’s always a bonus, right?).
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Non – Printable Version

4 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
6 teaspoons baking powder
3 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon cocoa
1/4 cup (ish) of ground flax seed

More Ingredients:

5 cups mashed bananas (I ‘coarsely’ mash them, so I have chunks of banana in the bread)
1 cup applesauce
1 cup molasses
2 mashed bananas (instead of eggs)
1 teaspoon vanilla
chocolate chips (amount to be determined by baker)
dried cranberries (ditto)

Preparation:

Put the flour and sugar in a large bowl.  Put all of the other dry ingredients into a cup or bowl and mash out any lumps.  Mix all dry ingredients together.  Add bananas, and mix.  Add rest of ingredients.  Mix thoroughly and divide evenly into 3 greased loaf pans.  Cook at 350F for 60 – 70 minutes.  Cut into it when you can’t wait a moment longer 🙂

A couple of notes:

As with any recipe, this is a guideline and can be tweaked according to the baker’s taste.  I discovered that adding the cinnamon and cocoa really round out the flavour and give it amazing depth.  The flax seed gives it just a hint of nutty taste, plus it’s also good for you (that’s always a bonus, right?). 

Try it, try it!!! 

After over a year of tweaking, I think I’ve finally come up with the best Banana Bread ever!

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