How To: Make The Best Banana Bread

Make The Best Banana Bread


  • 3-5 browned bananas
  • 1 cup brandy/rum (if desired)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • butter (for greasing pan)

Step 1 Prepare bananas

Squish bananas in a bowl, and add rum (the more bananas you use, the more moist the bread will be). Let soak 1 hour-overnight.

Step 2 Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Step 3 Set out 2 sticks of butter to soften

Step 4 Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl

Step 5 Add wet ingredients

Add in bananas mixture, buttermilk, and 1 tsp vanilla.

Step 6 Sift in dry ingredients

Sift in flour, baking soda, and salt, and mix until combined.

Step 7 Add chocolate

Fold in 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Step 8 Grease pans

Grease two loaf pans with about 2 tbsp softened butter or spray oil.

Step 9 Bake

Bake in 350 degree oven about 1 hour, until browned, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Step 10 Slice and enjoy!

This is a Silas the Entertainer original recipe!

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