This is the best banana bread I've ever made and was an instant hit with my family. The secret is using very, very ripe (almost black!) bananas and cake flour.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 10 inch tupe pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 10 inch tube cake pan.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Mix in mashed bananas, sour cream and buttermilk. Combine the cake flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Stir flour mixture into sugar/banana mixture. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown and top springs back when touched. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan. Cool completely before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

436 calories; protein 5.8g 12% DV; carbohydrates 69.5g 22% DV; fat 16.3g 25% DV; cholesterol 54.4mg 18% DV; sodium 331.4mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2006
GREAT cake (much more like cake not so much like bread) Left out butter milk and increased the sour cream to 2/3 cup (Sooo moist!). Worked very well and will definetly make it this way again. Oh ya cut down Choc. Chips to about 1 cup. Yummy!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/21/2003
I thought it would be interesting to try something knew to use my overripped bananas. It was a bad idea. This recipe shouldn't be called a banana bread it should be called a chipit cake. It doesn't taste like banana and it is too sweet. Read More
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127 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 85
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2006
GREAT cake (much more like cake not so much like bread) Left out butter milk and increased the sour cream to 2/3 cup (Sooo moist!). Worked very well and will definetly make it this way again. Oh ya cut down Choc. Chips to about 1 cup. Yummy!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2007
Everyone loved it ONCE I used 1 Cup Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips. Otherwise it was too much chocolate and no banana taste. I also did not have a tube pan so I used a cake bundt pan and baked it for 50 minutes. Delicious! Love the recipe - has now become a family/friend favorite! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/21/2003
I thought it would be interesting to try something knew to use my overripped bananas. It was a bad idea. This recipe shouldn't be called a banana bread it should be called a chipit cake. It doesn't taste like banana and it is too sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2008
I cut back the sugar in this recipe by a half cup used margerine and plain yogurt. Very simple to make with ingredients that most people have on hand. I'm making this for a gift so I won't be trying this myself but I'll update as soon as I hear back how the reciever liked it. TIP: I tossed the chocolate chips in a the half cup of flour (recipe called for two and a half cups I mixed in the two and left out the half to toss with the chocolate chips) and folded the floured chips into the batter. This keeps the chips from sinking to the bottom and burning. EDITED NEXT DAY: I made this again today for a get-together I'm having tonight. I did half milk chocolate half butterscotch. Let's hope it turns out. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2003
Ggod recipe. My daughter thought it was strange to mix bananas and choc chips. I liked it! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/11/2003
All of my chocolate chips fell to the bottom of the pan. It was a mess and needless to say didn't taste very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2008
I have been making this recipe for YEARS and it is finished in a day. I think that its true that the bananas should be ripe but not too ripe. Also I sprinkle sugar in the raw on top or maple sugar and it is even more amazing! Our favorite banana bread/ cake/ whatever recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2006
Amazing! The BEST banana bread I've ever had! Not only that easy to make! My first try at bread and it was fenominal! Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2008
WOW!!! We loved this recipe! This is a keeper for our recipe book. Read More
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