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Everyone begs me for my Banana Bread so here it is for all to get whenever they want! ohsweetbasil.com

This banana bread recipe always makes me think of my mom. It’s not that she made it all the time, but when she did, oh yum!! It was such a special treat for us. I would watch her make it and hover in the kitchen until it was done. Then as soon as it came out the whole kitchen was flooded with people taking a slice. If there ever was any leftover I would sneak a slice, add a little butter, and nuke it in the microwave for a few seconds to get it all warm and wonderful. It was perfection.


Everyone begs me for my Banana Bread so here it is for all to get whenever they want! ohsweetbasil.com

Some prefer their banana bread with walnuts, but we add chocolate chips. It’s just how it should be in my mind.

This recipe is adapted from my mom’s and I hope you all enjoy!

Everyone begs me for my Banana Bread so here it is for all to get whenever they want! ohsweetbasil.com

How Long Does Banana Bread Keep?

Banana bread will keep for 1-2 days at room temperature.

You can keep banana bread for up to a week in the refrigerator.

Why Does Banana Bread Fall In The Middle?

There are a couple of reasons that banana bread falls in the middle.

Too much baking powder can cause banana bread to rise quickly and then fall.

There could be too much liquid compared to dry ingredients, which will make banana bread fall.

If your batter is thin, try adding a little more flour.

Also, if you let your batter sit too long before baking, the bread may fall in the middle.

How Long Can You Keep Banana Bread In The Freezer?

Banana Bread should be wrapped in plastic and foil, or wrapped in plastic and placed inside a heavy duty freezer bag.

When stored properly, banana bread will keep for up to 3 months in the freezer.

Banana Bread Recipe

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Everyone begs me for my Banana Bread so here it is for all to get whenever they want! ohsweetbasil.com

Banana Bread

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8
This banana bread recipe always makes me think of my mom. It is perfection!


Recipe adapted from Mom

  • 1 3/4 Cup Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Shortening
  • 2/3 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Bananas Mashed, make sure they are freckled so they are ripe enough
  • baking Chips Chocolate


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Cream together the shortening, eggs and sugar.
  • Sift together the dry ingredients and add alternately with the mashed bananas to the creamed mixture.
  • Add 2 cups chocolate chips (or as many as you like).
  • Grease a bread pan and fill with bread mixture.
  • Bake for 1 hour.


banana bread can be frozen for up to 3 months
Nutrition Facts
Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 265mg12%
Potassium 214mg6%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 71IU1%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • I was wondering what the purpose is of cream of tarter?

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  • Have you ever tried making your banana bread with sour cream? It is amazing and I won’t make any other recipe. The sour cream makes it moist and really irresistible. Just a tip since I noticed on insta you mentioning trying all recipes.

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    • Oh yes, we love it! We are working on a basic right now and then tackling the sour cream version. Have you tried our zucchini banana bread? It’s actually my absolute fave!

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  • I’ve never made Banana Bread with Cream of Tartar. I LOVE my recipe… but just had to try yours. It’s in the oven now.

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    • Yay! I hope you love it! The only time it hasn’t worked was with xlarge eggs. So disappointing that those darn big eggs made flat bread, haha

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  • I just made banana bread for the first time a few weeks ago! I always had it growing up (without walnuts or chips) and loved it. =)

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    • I love banana bread. I just danged love it. Glad you are with me!

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  • I haven't had banana bread with chocolate chips. Sounds like I've been missing out!

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  • I love banana bread too and you're look so yummy. Can' wait to try it.

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  • I love Banana bread. It is such a warm, comforting food.

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