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The BEST Banana Bread Ever.

This banana bread is extra moist and extra delicious thanks to four whole bananas per loaf, brown sugar, and butter.

The best EVER banana bread on Something Swanky

Ok, you guys. I have to confess something.

I could have sworn I had already published this recipe.


Like…. truly. I’m not totally confident here that I didn’t post this just last week. I mean, I looked. But I’m kind of losing my mind these days, and I’m afraid I just sort of missed it.

So here’s the deal. If this is a repeat, can we all just agree to let it go? Look the other way and just pretend I didn’t already write this post?

I mean, I’m hoping I didn’t. But seriously, no promises.

Thanks gang.

The best EVER banana bread on Something Swanky

Oh! That reminds me– speaking of losing my mind…

My Facebook page was majorly hacked today. And I am SO SORRY! They have been posting the most horrible spammy posts, and I’m so horrified that my wonderful readers are seeing this stuff pop up in their feed with my name attached to it 😩.

I spent all day chasing down Facebook humans (they don’t really exist, by the way), trying to delete the nasty posts for as long as I had access to the page, and asking people to report the page as hacked. It feels like digging a tunnel with a spoon… or however that saying goes. You know what I mean.

Basically… it stinks. It’s been a crazy long day and nothing actually got fixed where Facebook is concerned.

So there’s that. Fingers crossed we get things all sorted out by tomorrow 🙏🏻.

The best EVER banana bread on Something Swanky

Moving on.

You know what makes all the stupid Facebook hacker stuff go away? This banana bread.

Seriously. I’m making a batch tonight, because it’s the best food I could think of to adequately fill the void of a destroyed Facebook page that took 6 painstaking years of my life to fill with 200K followers and a gajillion dessert recipes.

Banana bread is the only thing that can help me at this point.

The best EVER banana bread on Something Swanky

And not just any banana bread. No, my friends. This is magic banana bread. THE BEST banana bread in the whole entire world ever.

That’s right. I said it.


Never, in all my years of banana bread eating, did I know that a piece of banana bread could actually melt in your mouth. Did you know that?! It can! THIS banana bread can. It has a moist, tender crumb that pairs with the crunch of walnuts in the most beautiful contrast of textures to have ever happened in a bread. In fact, I declare this bread to be so perfect that it doesn’t even need chocolate!

It is that good, folks.

If you’ve been searching for the perfect banana bread recipe– this is it folks. It doesn’t get better than this!

The Best Banana Bread

This banana bread is extra moist and extra delicious thanks to four whole bananas, brown sugar, and butter.


3 cups ripe bananas (7-8 medium bananas)

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup butter, melted

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1 cup chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 325ºF.

Mash the bananas with a wire whisk. Mix in the brown sugar and sugar until well blended.

Mix in the eggs, one at a time, and then the vanilla.

Add the flour, melted butter, salt, and baking soda. Mix with a spatula or wooden spoon. Fold in the walnuts.

Prepare two loaf pans (10x5x3) with parchment paper and cooking spray. Divide the batter between the two pans.

Bake for 60-70 minutes, until bread passes the toothpick test.

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If you’re in the mood to get a little crazy, up your banana bread game with any of these recipes!

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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

21 comments on “The BEST Banana Bread Ever.”

  1. Mmm, I will be making this :) I love anything with bananas!!

  2. mmm…I love banana bread! Will have to definitely try adding chocolate. Great idea!

  3. Look delicious I love banana bread! gloria

  4. Oh my gosh – I am going to have to make this in the next day or so…got some over ripe bananas screaming to be mixed up in a bowl with all these yummy ingredients.
    Thanks so much for sharing all these great recipes.
    Found u thru vbok and hope you will check us out too at http://twinswithtots.blogspot.com/
    be well

  5. Ha! What is it about that Mom Magic?? This looks great, I will give it a try!


  6. Banana bread certainly does remind me of my mom. Maybe I should make some of this bread. My mom magic is missing today. ;)

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  9. I am new to your blog and all I can say is HELP my grocery budget is going out the window this month

  10. So fluffy! Yum, I can’t wait to try this version! Thanks for linking to Foodie Friday!

  11. Yum! I’ve heard that chocolate chip pumpkin bread is also really good! (via TT&J)

  12. Thank You for another Great recipe! I know what you mean about Mom Magic. I can come close but it’s never the same. I appreciate you sharing on Recipe For My Boys Thursday’s Treasures. Hope to see you again next week! <3 and Hugs!

  13. Reminder for my shopping list: buy chocolate chunks. This looks delicious. I love bananas and chocolate together. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  14. Isn’t it funny how, no matter how hard we might try, we can never make our mom’s recipes taste the same as they can? Oh well. Just another excuse to have mommy make things for me. :) I’ll have to give this recipe a try!

    Thanks for sharing at So Sweet Sundays! :)

  15. This looks delicious! I’ve been totally craving something banana lately.

  16. I love trying different recipes of banana bread. Yours looks very tasty. Can’t wait to try this! I linked to you from Recipes Sharing Monday. Thank you!

  17. Thank you so much for linking up on Whisking Wednesdays this week. I hope you’ll come back again this week and link up another recipe or two!


  18. Again, I love love love this. Thanks for sharing them on Crazy Sweet Tuesday! :)

  19. This banana bread looks so good, Ashton. And yes, that Mom Magic is so wonderful. This would be a great recipe for you to add to Vintage Recipe Thursday on my blog next week. Have a great weekend.

  20. I so love banana bread and I was just telling my mom yesterday that I need some overripe bananas so I can make banana bread! This recipe looks delicious! Thanks for linking it to What’s In The Gunny Sack last week!

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