Kristen’s Flawless Family Banana Bread | Genius Recipes

This genius banana bread recipe is moist, tasty, and only requires 15 minutes of prep work. It comes from Kristen’s family as her mom, dad, aunt, and Kristen herself have tweaked it over the years to create a number of easy riffs. These include sprinkling nuts, adding chocolate chips, increasing/decreasing sugar (or added as a topping!) to yield flawless loaves every time. GET THE RECIPE ►►

PREP TIME: 15 minutes
COOK TIME: 45 minutes
MAKES: two 9×5-inch loaves

INGREDIENTS

1 cup (226 grams) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for buttering the pans
6 very ripe large bananas (frozen and thawed work great)
1¾ cups (350 grams) granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2½ cups (315 grams) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips (optional)
1 cup chopped nuts, such as walnuts or pecans (optional)
Turbinado or other sugar for sprinkling on top (optional)

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