The ONLY banana bread recipe you’ll ever need!

What’s a girl to do on a cloudy, chilly day off from work? Well, there’s a lot of cuddles that happen, especially when your puppy isn’t feeling good.

photo 1 (41)And when there are seven over-ripe bananas in your fruit bowl you bake copious amounts of chocolate chip banana bread/muffins!

photo 1 (42)Whenever I make banana bread I always use my great-grandma’s recipe and no matter how many other banana bread recipes I read I will never make anything other than hers. I swear, she perfected banana bread ages ago and there is no need to change anything! (added bonus – there is a surprisingly small amount of butter for such an old recipe!)

Because I love you guys and want you to experience the genius of my great-grandma I’ll share the recipe with you so you can make it at home. You’re welcome! ūüėČ

Banana Bread

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Makes 1 Loaf


  • 1/4¬†cup butter, softened
  • 1/2¬†cup sugar
  • 2¬†eggs
  • 3¬†large bananas, overripe (the browner and mushier the better!)
  • 2 1/2¬†cups flour
  • 1/2¬†teaspoon baking soda
  • 2¬†teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4¬†teaspoon salt
  • 1/2¬†cup milk, sour (if you’re milk isn’t sour mix 1/2 cup milk with 1-2 tsps of white vinegar… trust me!)
  • Optional: 1 cup chocolate chips OR 1¬†cup chopped walnuts


  1. Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and bananas.
  2. In a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together.
  3. Alternate adding a little flour, a little milk to butter mixture until all well combined.
  4. Stir in nuts or chocolate chips and pour into a greased loaf pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. (if making muffins bake for 25-30 minutes)

Muffins are always fun to make for co-workers… We’ll see how quickly these go at the office this morning!

photo 5 (36)Have a great Thursday!

Nuts or chocolate chips in your banana bread?


What recipe did your family perfect years ago?



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