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This genius banana bread recipe is moist, tasty, and only requires 15 minutes of prep work. It comes from Kristen’s family as her mom, dad, aunt, and Kristen herself have tweaked it over the years to create a number of easy riffs. These include sprinkling nuts, adding chocolate chips, increasing/decreasing sugar (or added as a topping!) to yield flawless loaves every time. GET THE RECIPE ►►

PREP TIME: 15 minutes
COOK TIME: 45 minutes
MAKES: two 9×5-inch loaves


1 cup (226 grams) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for buttering the pans
6 very ripe large bananas (frozen and thawed work great)
1¾ cups (350 grams) granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2½ cups (315 grams) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips (optional)
1 cup chopped nuts, such as walnuts or pecans (optional)
Turbinado or other sugar for sprinkling on top (optional)


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How do you like your banana bread? Let us know in the comments!

monikique says:

Will you bring back the Food52 mixing bowls?

11kwright says:

Quite hard to get my head round the over ripeness as they look, smell and taste stale. I so want to try it but I've noticed some bananas have a good banana-y smell and taste whilst others loose that nice smell and taste and this I have a problem with as every over ripe bananas are not equal. Tbh with all the other ingredients unit hides a multitude of yucky essential with these well over ripe bananas. The ingredients would make anything awful taste nice in my opinion. Therefore, this is just a vessel recipe to discard ones ready for the bin bananas. Sorry to say but the bananas are just too far gone you are using your body as a rubbish bin. I mean what is the nutritional profile when in this state? I bet it will be mostly sugar and surprised if you still get the other benefits like potassium and if this is the case then as I said you are using your body via this recipe as a ru bish bin together rid of the waste bananas. Without the bananas, the recipe will still stand up. Gonna do my own with spotted brown bananas and oats, no wheat inflammation causing flour, just healthy. Not sold on these over ripe bananas cos if you can't or wouldn't put those bananas in your mouth in that state, then why is it any better just hidden among ingredients hiding the taste. Not palatable at all.

TastyCookKitchen TV says:

This is absolutely amazing, I need this in my life 😋

certainromance24 says:

I realized that the best banana bread recipes are the simplest — like this one! Every recipe that includes an extra step isn't just very worth in my opinion

예수의보혈회개와거룩함 says:

※미국은 '포르노, 음란, 동성애, 돈복음, 번영복음, 사술, 마술, 마약, 아이돌 우상숭배,모든 우상숭배 를 회개하라. ..모든 악은 어떤 모양이라도 회개하고 버리고 거룩하게 준비하라. 만약 회개를 하지도 않고 죄를 버리지 않는다면 ..'미국 국회의사당, 미국상징 기념탑, 국립대성당' 을 지진 심판 으로 돌가루로 만들고 칠것이다. 전능하신 여호와 하나님께서 세번 말씀하셨습니다…………..!

colleen jardim says:

wow.. now where are you headed? good luck with the move….

sandra carter says:

So have you ever tried a cup for cup gluten free flour blend for this bread? Im wondering about trying it!

Virginia F. says:

I like that I can throw bananas in the freezer and not use any plastic. Try peeling them when they're still frozen – it's easy to run a knife through the peel and remove it before they thaw. No icky squeezing.

xyzpdq1122 says:

SLORP with Kristen Miglore

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