Banana Bread

  • Author: The Silver Palate Cookbook
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 60 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking


If you have a few bananas that have gotten too ripe , this is the easiest recipe to make and is a huge hit with all ages.  Add Chocolate chips if you want a sweeter treat.


  •  1 stick butter, room temperature
  • ·¾ cup granulated sugar
  •  2 eggs, room temperature
  • ·1 cup unbleached, all purpose flour
  •  1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ·½ teaspoon salt
  •  1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ·3 large ripe bananas, sliced
  • ·1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ·½ cup walnuts, shelled and chopped
  •  ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Pre heat oven 350°F and grease a bread pan (9x5x3)
  2. Sift dry ingredients together: flours, baking soda, and salt
  3. Cream butter and sugar until light. Add eggs and beat until combined.
  4. Add the dry ingredients, in two parts, to the creamed mixture
  5. Add the bananas, vanilla and walnuts (optional), mix well
  6. Pour the combined mixture into the bread pan. Tap the bread pan on the counter to release any bubbles and create a smooth top
  7. Bake in the middle of the oven for 50 to 60 minutes. Remove when a cakes tester comes out clean Cool on wire rack


Once cool it can be wrapped and frozen or eaten immediately.

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