How to Make the Best Banana Bread Ever!

Still warm from the oven!

Super Moist, the perfect sweetness with a hint of cinnamon and vanilla, this Tried and True recipe is sure to please everyone with a little sweet tooth in your life. I’ve been using this recipe for many years and it seems to stay moist forever even a week if your lucky enough to have some that long.

The trick to a really good banana bread is to be patient with it and let your bananas get nice and dark. The Blacker the better I say. You’ll get a deeper darker color and the most banana flavor. As you’ll see in the video tutorial mine looked like they were fit for the compost bin until I peeled them that was.

You can absolutely mix it up by adding some chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans you can even throw a handful of chocolate chips or even peanut butter chips or butterscotch chips. I’ve even put dried cranberries in there also very delish. While I lived in Inuvik one of my Stylists grandmas would put cranberries in her banana bread it was also the best!

For this tried and true recipe you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 & 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or sunflower oil
  • 3 or 3 & 1/2 brown bananas mashed with a fork if they are very small 3 & 1/2
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp evaporated milk or heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans optional
  • a small handful of chocolate chips optional


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Line with a loaf pan liner or grease and flour your loaf pan

On a large dinner plate mash bananas with a fork until there are no big lumps. Combine evaporated milk with lemon juice and set aside. Sift together flour, salt baking soda and cinnamon, set aside.

In a large mixing bowl beat eggs with sugar until nice and fluffy just a few minutes. drizzle in oil very very slowly. Add your well mashed bananas, your lemon juice and cream that you combined earlier and then add in your vanilla.

With a large spatula type spoon fold in your dry ingredients just until they are combined. Fold in nuts and chips if desired.

Pour into prepared baking dish. Tap gently on counter to remove any air bubbles. Then place in your preheated oven for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

Watch me make this delicious banana bread, or banana cake as uncle Shawn calls it:

Heres how it looks out of the oven:

straight out of the oven

As usual I will provide you with a few links to the ingredients you saw me use in the video tutorial.

The chocolate chips were Kirkland Brand 55% Cacao which I love find them here:

I used Clubhouse Vanilla this time find it here:

And of course Arm and Hammer Baking Soda:

As well as Carnation Milk for the evaporated milk:

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4 thoughts on “How to Make the Best Banana Bread Ever!

  1. That close up of the banana bread- OMG so yummy!!! 😀


    1. Thank you it was pretty yummy!


  2. It looks so moist and delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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