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banana bread, best, moist

The Best Banana Bread

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 50-60 Minutes
  • Total Time: 70-80 Minutes
  • Yield: 1 Loaf 1x
  • Category: Bread


This easy recipe for The Best Banana Bread is my all time favorite! It’s super moist, has that sweet banana flavor, and a delicate, tasty crust! Make it with or without chocolate chips.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 mashed bananas
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 beaten eggs


  1. Mash the bananas with the water and sugar. Let stand 15 min.
  2. In a separate, medium-sized bowl, sift then measure the flour. Sift again with the baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter then add banana mixture and beat well. Add the dry ingredients and eggs. Beat only until well blended.
  4. Pour in greased bread tin and bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes.


To Add Chocolate Chips: Substitute 1/2 cup of sugar for 1/2 cup packed brown sugar. Add 3/4 cup chocolate chips (mini or regular) to the batter after the dry and wet ingredients are combined. Sprinkle an additional 1/4 cup chocolate chips over the top of the loaf right before baking. 

Keywords: Moist banana bread