Janet’s Banana Bread – a Sweetly Satisfying Treat!

Does the thought of freshly-baked banana bread fill you with a sense of anticipation? If so, Janet’s Banana Bread is guaranteed to tantalize your tastebuds. This recipe, which combines some classic ingredients with a few unique twists all its own, will have you in sheer foodie bliss – so get ready to enjoy a truly delicious treat.

The Perfect Combination of Classic Ingredients

Janet’s Banana Bread uses a combination of classic ingredients to form a cake with great texture, abundant sweetness, and just the right hint of spice. On the list is soft butter, sugar, light brown sugar, very ripe bananas, eggs, sour cream, flour, baking soda and spices such as cinnamon and allspice.

A Few Unique Twists

Although classic ingredients are always comforting, Janet’s Banana Bread offers up a few unique twists to surprise and delight. To start, she has incorporated a generous amount of dark chocolate chips – a truly delightful addition. On top of this, this recipe also includes freshly-grated nutmeg and finely chopped pecans for crunch and visual appeal.

The Final Touch – Cream Cheese Frosting!

What better way to make Janet’s Banana Bread even more decadent than with a generous topping of Cream Cheese Frosting? This sweet, creamy and smooth topping adds a delightful finish to the otherwise light cake. Unwrap and slice your bread and simply dollop on the frosting with a spoon. The result? A perfect combination of creamy and crunchy that is sure to have you coming back for more!

Putting it All Together

This recipe requires no special tools, and is sure to be a hit with both novice and expert bakers alike. The smell of the baking bread will no doubt have your housemates circling the kitchen in anticipation. So, preheat the oven to 350F, prep the ingredients and let’s get baking and enjoying the deliciously aromatic end result.

The Recipe For Janet’s Banana Bread


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) soft butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly-grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup DARK chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together butter and sugars until creamy.
  3. Add mashed bananas, eggs, sour cream and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Mix until well combined.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
  7. Transfer batter to an 8×4-inch greased loaf pan.
  8. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a wooden skewer inserted in center of the loaf comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  10. Cool completely before topping with Cream Cheese Frosting and serving.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) soft butter
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups confectioners sugar, sifted


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together butter, cream cheese and vanilla extract until creamy.
  2. Gradually add confectioners sugar, one cup at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Spread onto cooled Banana Bread.

Enjoying Janet’s Banana Bread

Do yourself a favor and save a slice of Janet’s Banana Bread for later – it’s just as delicious the next day! Alternatively, let it cool completely and wrap tightly in plastic wrap and store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Can’t finish the loaf in one sitting? Cut off slices, wrap each slice separately, and freeze for up to 3 months. Just remember to allow it to thaw overnight in the fridge before enjoying.

Janet’s Banana Bread is just the ticket for midday snacking and an excellent comfort-food dessert, so don’t wait – get baking and enjoy!