Best Ever Banana Bread Recipe

Banana breadWe are a huge fan of banana bread. Somehow, we always end up with 3 to 4 very ripe bananas just sitting on the counter. Bananas that are too ripe to eat, but are perfect for baking. You know what they say, when life gives you ripe bananas, make banana bread.

But seriously, ripe bananas are a dream in banana bread and make the best banana bread ever. This healthy banana bread is everything you want in banana bread. It’s moist and dense and full of flavor. I made a batch shared a few slices with my friends and they could not believe it was “healthy”. This recipe is a keeper for sure and I’m sure your family will love it as much as we do!

To make this banana bread healthy, The sugar is replaced with honey and for the butter, we opted in for coconut oil. As for the flour, whole wheat flour works wonders.

I have been searching for a good banana bread recipe for over a year and I finally found it! What a super simple recipe with excellent results!!! Try it - You'll LOVE it!!


☛2 c. all-purpose flour
☛1 tsp. baking soda
☛¹/₂ tsp. kosher salt
☛¹/₂ c. (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
☛1 c. granulated sugar
☛1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
☛¹/₄ c. sour cream
☛1 tsp. vanilla extract
☛3 ripe bananas, mashed
☛¹/₂ c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
☛¹/₂ c. chopped toasted walnuts


Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and grease with cooking spray. 

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. 

In another large bowl, mix together butter, sugar, egg and egg yolk, sour cream, and vanilla. Add mashed bananas and stir until combined. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts and transfer to prepared loaf pan.

Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let cool 10 minutes in a pan, then turn out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
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