April 9, 2014

Julia's Best Banana Bread

I hop on Pinterest, see this pin and this is what it says, "People will drive 20 miles on a one-lane road for this banana bread. It usually sells out before noon and is considered by many to be the "best on the planet." Secret recipe here..."

So, of course, I've gotta try it. 

It really is a delicious basic recipe, you don't even add cinnamon to this one.

I think we all need to take a vacation to Hawaii and get us some snacks at Julia's Treehouse!  Who's with me???? 

Julia's Best Banana Bread
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)

1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
3 large eggs
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. mashed ripe bananas (about 3)
3/4 c. vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.  Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.  In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, bananas and oil until smooth.  Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.  Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and smooth the top.  Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool in pan for 15 minutes, then invert to a wire rack and cool completely.  

adapted from: Bon Appetite, as seen on Erica's Cannella Vita


  1. Basic recipe, but this banana bread looks amazing!

  2. The banana cake looks great and delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)


  3. Thanks for sharing! =)
    Pinned to my Bread board.

  4. Ok I have tried making this twice...once in a LeCreuset loaf pan and then once in a plain aluminum loaf pan. Both times it came out all runny inside. Any ideas why?

  5. It sounds lovely! I especially love when a recipe is simple but tastes incredible! :)

  6. Lori- drop the over to 325° but it on the middle or bottom shelf and cook it for 65 mins and that should do the trick

  7. they make theirs in 3 small loaf pans so I would start there-too much batter for 1 large loaf

  8. ps these ingredients do not match the ones listed on Julia's official website