Ultra Moist Banana Bread
Ultra Moist Banana Bread
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Ultra Moist Banana Bread

20 MIN
1 H
1 H
8 to 10 servings



  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F). Butter a 23 x 13-cm (9 x 5-inch) loaf pan (a 1.5-litre (6-cup) capacity pan) and line with a strip of parchment paper, letting it hang over both sides.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, combine bananas, coconut milk and lime juice. Set aside.
  4. In a third bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth. At low speed, add dry ingredients alternately with banana mixture.
  5. Pour into the loaf pan. Bake for about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  6. Let cool on a wire rack before removing from the pan and slicing.


You won’t taste coconut milk in this recipe.  We use it because it creates a softer crust. Once a coconut milk can is open, you can freeze leftovers. If you don’t have it on hand, replace coconut milk and lime juice with 125 ml (½ cup) of sour cream.


  1. Every time I make this people ask for the recipe. It has turned out great every time. And you can’t taste the coconut. Delicate crumb and good flavour. A light banana bread vs a more dense version.I have made this recipe into muffins too with obvious changes to cooking time. Tiffany I would try it again...something went wrong and that is a bummer.

  2. Terrible recipe. I made it because of the high rating from March 19th. Pretty sure the site eliminates unfavourable rating. The banana bread is heavy and collapses after cooking to look undercooked. Toothpick tested and it still flattened and the bottom inch looks like raw ingredients. Waste of time and ingredients.

  3. Hands down the best banana bread I've ever had...very tasty & very moist. Used brown sugar instead of white sugar & used plant based margarine, as I don't use butter. Mine was ready at the 50 minute mark (but that could just be my oven). My new go to recipe for sure!

  4. Added Chocolate chips and it was so yummy!!

  5. came across this recipe on the internet, had to try and fantastic everyone loved! Though the only difference, I made it in a bundt pan. which worked out well

  6. I think the coconut milk really adds to the velvet texture and moistness in this recipe. A big thumbs up , I wrote it in the front of my Mennonite cook book where I put all my favorite recipes.

  7. This recipe is SUPER MOIST!! I have tried other recipes claiming to be very moist and none of them have been true except this recipe! And you don’t taste any coconut milk at all. Some changes I made: 1) I added 1 tsp of banana extract for a strong banana flavour I often find lacking in homemade banana breads 2) I used brown sugar instead of white as I prefer the taste 3) I tested the bread at 50 min and it was already done, so I didn’t need an hour of baking.

  8. O to the M to the G ...sooooooo good! I only reduced the sugar to 3 Tbsp’s and followed the rest of the recipe. Melt in your mouth goodness!!! Thank you Ricardo...Bravo!!

  9. I've made several banana loaves in my days but this tops them all. This is the best banana bread recipe ever!!!! This recipe is so delicious. Very moist but yet has a nice crunchy chewy top. This recipe is so good that I am going to throw out my others because I will never use another recipe again.

  10. This is the best Banana Bread Recipe I have ever tasted. Reminds me of what I had in Jamaica. I find it hard to comprehend how some people say it is not good or it flopped. Follow the recipe. It's not rocket science.

  11. This works great as a gluten free recipe too! Used a blend of buckwheat, sorghum, flax and corn flours. Thank you!

  12. Very nice. Very moist indeed. Thx.

  13. After all of the 5 star reviews, I had high hopes for this recipe. Followed exactly as written,with high quality ingredients...still a flop. Sad to say it was flavourless and bland. Definitely won't be replacing my "go-to" recipe with this one anytime soon.

  14. Perfect!

  15. This is now my go-to banana bread recipe. I posted last as I was making it. It finished beautifully. You can't taste the lime or the coconut milk. But it certainly does something to a plain banana bread recipe that adds oomph....YUM definitely a 6 star rating!

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