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The Best Banana Bread Recipe...

Ok it's a big call... 'The Best'... but seriously I've tried ALOT of Banana Bread (especially through those pregnant days!).  This little beauty is moist (not oily), full of favour and if your lucky to have any left the next day, tastes even better. 

I was lucky to get the photo you see above before it was three quarters gone and all but two chocolate melts left (by the way the chocolate is optional, I just put them on top for the kids). It's a pretty no fuss and quick recipe, a great option for an afternoon snack.



3 mashed ripe bananas 
1 cup plain flour
1 egg
1/4 cup coconut oil (liquid-state)
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 160 degrees (fan-forced)

Prepare a loaf pan, with baking paper and set aside.

(I used my kitchenAid mixer, but a bowl and wooden spoon is perfect) 

1. In a large bowl, add the egg, sugars, coconut oil, sour cream, vanilla and mix to combine.

2. Add the mashed bananas, then stir to combine.

3. Add to the cup of flour the baking powder, bicarbonate soda, salt. Then add gradually to the banana mixture. Mix until just combined (don't over do it).

4. Place mixture into prepared pan. (Optional - You can add chocolate chips or melts to the top now).

5. Place in the oven for 40-50mins, until golden brown on top and a knife inserted comes out clean, no batter but maybe a few crumbs. 

6. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes. Then turn out to either cool completely or eat straight away while still warm.

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  1. Oh yum I haven't tried one with sour cream so will have to give it a try thanks so much for linking it up to YWF I'm always making banana bread so love seeing knew ways to make it.

    1. Vicki your missing out :) the sour cream added is awesome, just means it's not at all dry. Hope you try it. Thanks for hosting the link-up.xx

  2. Cakes with sour cream are divine! I do have a bit of a phobia of bananas which I am working through. :)

    1. Aren't they! oh really maybe try this one out, could help get you over the phobia :) xx

  3. It is a big call.
    This one will be interesting to test out on me, you see Banana Bread is my arch nemesis.
    Seriously, as stupid and as easy as this bread is to make, for reasons unknown to me, I fuck it up.
    I can make all kinds of dishes but Banana Bread for some reason comes out terrible, EVERYTIME.

    If it's a packet mix I'm fine, but from scratch. it flops... don't ask I can't seem to understand it either. lol

    PS loving the chocolate addition on top too ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thanks for linking up to Your Weekly Feed hun. xx

    1. Big call I know! but I'm sticking to it. Haha I'll let you in on a secret.. the other day I made this again and I fucked up....forgot to add the coconut oil (whoops) BUT turns out don't really need it. The sour cream helps keep it from going dry.

      I've got your back, give this recipe a go... promise it won't flop :)xx

  4. Yumm Bec! I have to pin this for later - I am looking for that perfect banana bread. It's so hard to find and I like yours as it's not full of sugar :) Found your recipe via Your Weekly Feed via Boiled Eggs & Soldiers See you next linkup x

    1. Lovely! yeh low in sugar, so it's a great arvo tea for kids (they have no idea :)haha)

  5. I have to fight the tornadoes to get a slice of banana bread - it's a firm favourite in our house! This looks delicious. The addition of chocolate drops on top will make it even harder to get a decent slice :) xx

  6. I am seeing chocolate and banana bread weddings all over the interwebs and I like it very much!! x

  7. It looks and sounds delicious. Thank you so much for sharing. :)


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