Rating: 3.29 stars
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

I got this recipe from one of my aunts, who got it from an old woman she met in Hawaii while stationed there. It is hands-down the very best banana bread I've ever tasted!! No extra buttering required ;)

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
85 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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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). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

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  • Stir the bananas and vinegar together in a bowl, and set aside. Cream the sugar and butter together in a large bowl until creamy and smooth, then beat in the eggs. Stir in the reserved banana mixture. In a separate bowl, stir the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together until the mixture is free of lumps. Mix the flour mixture into the butter-sugar mixture until well blended, and stir in the chopped walnuts and chocolate chips. Spread the batter into the prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool in pan about 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

354 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 54.8g; fat 14.1g; cholesterol 51.3mg; sodium 263.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2010
I added some candied orange peel to this and deleted the chocolate chips. I reduced the sugar too and added a few handful's of pecans. I wanted a flavored bread for adults to nibble on. I served it with a sweet cream cheese spread for those who wanted "sweet". It was great and 2 loaves were eaten. Read More
(9)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/18/2011
I'm sorry this did not turn out for me. I think the problem was that there was too much flour and not enough liquid. I didn't pay attention nor read the other two reviews. If I had I would have known beforehand. Maybe it's a error in the recipe when it was published? Sorry tangyh. This was a huge disappointment. Read More
(14)
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
05/18/2011
I'm sorry this did not turn out for me. I think the problem was that there was too much flour and not enough liquid. I didn't pay attention nor read the other two reviews. If I had I would have known beforehand. Maybe it's a error in the recipe when it was published? Sorry tangyh. This was a huge disappointment. Read More
(14)
Rating: 2 stars
06/01/2010
This banana bread has too much flour. It doesn't taste like bananas but rather much more like Irish soda bread. It is rather dry but is slightly improved with the addition of butter or honey. It does however have a nice thick consistency. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2010
I added some candied orange peel to this and deleted the chocolate chips. I reduced the sugar too and added a few handful's of pecans. I wanted a flavored bread for adults to nibble on. I served it with a sweet cream cheese spread for those who wanted "sweet". It was great and 2 loaves were eaten. Read More
(9)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2012
I thought this was good. I read the others' reviews and adjusted slightly and it turned out moist and delicious. I just added another banana and I threw in a handful of pecans and milk chocolate chips. And as with every baking recipe that doesn't already have it I added 1 t of vanilla and 1 t cinnamon. Next time I'll probably add another teaspoon of cinnamon. I had to cook it a little longer probably because of the extra banana. I think it was about 70 minutes total. Overall a good loaf of banana bread and I'd make it again. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2013
I used 4 bananas and added vanilla as another reviewer did. When using vinegar in baking recipes I think it should be noted that when advised to set aside it is at the very minimum for 5 minutes I usually make sure I give the vinegar 10 minutes to infuse with the ingredients. I wish we would remember to say what type of pan we are using too and not just the size. I find my banana breads work best in some sort of metal pan and not the glass or non-stick pans. I wish I could give 5 stars as written but would give 4 1/2 stars with the suggestion of another banana and vanilla. I actually went searching for this recipe today because I forgot to save it in my recipe box. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2019
I follow the recipe since this was my first time making this delicious bread. I will make this again instead of discarding my overly ripe bananas. Read More
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