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Crowd-Pleasing Banana Bread That Never Fails!

February 11, 2020

We ABSOLUTELY love this Banana Bread and make it every week! It’s a recipe given to us by one of our most brilliant Brides from last year — I think she saw me burning one too many things and took the reigns, so thank you Caroline! I have to say this is one of the more consistent recipes I have ever used. The only swap I made is coconut oil for olive oil which is just personal preference, and adding in a cup of chocolate chips!

I preheat the oven to 350, and heavily grease a 9×5 pan — depending on the size of the bananas, sometimes this cooks in 1 hour and sometimes it takes a bit longer, say an 1 hour 10 minutes, so just keep checking on it!

  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 Cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt (*I use the full 5% fat)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Butter for greasing!

I mix all the wet ingredients up in a bowl and all the dry up in a smaller bowl, add dry to wet and stir to combine before adding 1 cup of chocolate chips (bittersweet) at the very end. It is CRITICAL to really grease the pan quite heavily, and I think that the butter makes for a lovely, crispy edge.

Once the banana bread is cooked (a knife comes out clean from the middle), let cool for 5-10 minutes, run a knife around the edge and tip to cool on a rack. It keeps for several days on our counter under a cloche! Enjoy!


  • Reply Rachel February 11, 2020 at 10:58 am

    Hi Lucy. I am so happy to see you posting again. Your posts make my day and I always look forward to them. Please keep them coming regularly!
    I will be trying the banana bread recipe this weekend.
    Loved the Nancy Meyers kitchen post.
    Also wanted to say congratulations to you and Will on baby girl!! Mazel tov as we say!!

    • Reply Lucy Cuneo February 15, 2020 at 3:24 pm

      Thank you so much for such a lovely comment Rachel, we are thrilled to be back up and running and do let us know if there is anything you would like to see! Big hug. X Lucy

  • Reply Silvia Martinez May 24, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    I love banana bread and bake it regularly. Hands down this is my new favorite banana bread recipe! I used olive oil instead of coconut oil because I forgot to pick some up. Soooooo good!!!!! It was also extremely easy to make.

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