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Ma's Banana Bread

A delicious, moist banana bread perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack with tea. Heat it up in the microwave for a few seconds and spread a bit of butter on a slice! Enjoy!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2 loaves


  • 1 1/2 sticks softened butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 C sugar I like using raw sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 smashed very ripe bananas
  • 3 C flour
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds (or 9 oz semi sweet mini chocolate chips)


  1. Coat two loaf pans with cooking spray

    Beat softened butter, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. 

    Mix on medium-high for three minutes until fluffy.

    Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each just until blended. 

    Beat in bananas.

    Reduce speed to low and slowly add flour.

    Stir in chia seeds or chocolate chips.

    Pour into prepared pans.

    Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees, rotate pans, bake another 5-10 minutes longer.

    Cool in pans for 15-20 minutes. Remove from pans when completely cool.