Martha Stewart's Banana Bread with Nuts or Chocolate Chips

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"Ive tried a number of banana bread recipes-this is the best. Based on Martha's awesome recipe. Use only very very ripe bananas that are turning black."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (138.4 g)
  • Calories 404.5
  • Total Fat - 21.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 84.2 mg
  • Sodium - 596.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 49.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.1 g
  • Sugars - 26.2 g
  • Protein - 8 g
  • Calcium - 57.8 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Preheat Oven to 350F.

Step 2

In an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy.

Step 3

Add eggs and continue to beat until fluffy.

Step 4

Add salt, baking soda and flour and beat until combined.

Step 5

Add bananas, sour cream and vanilla; mix until just combined.

Step 6

Stir in nuts and/or chocolate chips.

Step 7

Spray a bundt pan or loaf pan with bakers joy.

Step 8

Pour batter into the pan and bake for approx 55 minutes or until a tester comes out clean ( may be less or more-I usually start testing at about 40 minutes)

Step 9

Let rest in pan x 10 minutes then invert onto a rack , and cool.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Wayne Peters

My family absolutely loves banana bread and this recipe was just the right one to win everyone over!

review by:
(8 Oct 2019)


I made this and my family all of them loved it. Thank you natsgarden123 for your nice banana bread recipe

review by:
(4 Jul 2013)


Martha has a lot of great recipes this is one of them, during my search for banana recipes this one caught my eye, giving this a high 5 rating it turned out lovely, thanks!

review by:
(27 Jun 2013)