• Best Banana Bread EVER


Banana Bread

By Andrew Zimmern

This is the best banana bread I’ve ever created.

Best Banana Bread EVER


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup salted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 very ripe bananas… 3 mashed but not pureed, one sliced
  • 3/4 cup sour cream, or 1/2 cup sour cream and 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1  1/2 cups flour
  • I like to throw in some toasted pecans and raisins. Some like chocolate chips. Be Cool.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a standard loaf pan.

Mix the sugar and butter for 2-3 minutes by hand with a whisk

Add the eggs, vanilla, and 3 mashed bananas, and fold to combine well. Fold in the sour cream.

In a separate bowl, combine the salt, baking soda and flour with a clean whisk. Mix into the ‘wet’ mixture. combine well.

Load into a standard loaf pan.

Arrange the sliced banana on top of the batter and push in a smidge.

Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for an hour or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then slide the bread out and cool on a wire rack out of the loaf pan for 2 hours.


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