best Chiquita Banana Bread Recipe

Cook Time:

75 Minutes


4 323
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8



Nutrition Information Per Serving:

Calories 480; Total Fat 29 g (Sat 15 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 4.5 g, Mono 7 g); Cholesterol 105 mg; Sodium 260 mg; Potassium 280 mg; Total Carbohydrates 55 g; Dietary Fiber 5 g; Total Sugars 31 g; Protein 6 g. Percent Daily Value: Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin B6 15%; Vitamin C 8%; Vitamin D 2%; Calcium 4%, Iron 10%.

It’s the Number One, world-famous Chiquita Banana Bread Recipe. With just a few ingredients, you can make the most delicious banana bread recipe that is sure to please any eater. Make this time-tested and easy banana bread recipe today with Chiquita bananas.


  • 4   whole Chiquita Bananas
  • 1   cup All-purpose flour
  • 1   cup Unprocessed wheat bran
  • 1 1/2   tsp. Baking soda
  • 1/2   cup Sugar
  • 1/2   cup Brown sugar
  • 1   cup Unsalted butter, soft
  • 2   whole Eggs
  • 1   tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1/2   cup Walnuts
  • 1   Tbsp. Honey

Instructions for:

best Chiquita Banana Bread Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large 9x5 inch loaf pan. Whip 2 Chiquita Bananas and sugars until mix is creamy (about 3 minutes). Add butter, eggs and vanilla and whip until smooth. Mix in all dry ingredients until blended then add walnuts and blend for additional minute. Slice two Chiquita Banana and toss with honey until Chiquita Bananas are well coated. Pour mix in loaf pan and place honey coated bananas on top. Bake in oven for 60 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes then place plate on top of pan and flip pan upside down so loaf falls onto plate. Slice and garnish the loaf with your choice of fresh fruit, powder sugar, yogurt etc.

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  • March 27, 2014
    what does the smell of fresh-baked banana bread smell like? -howard, a 60-year-old man with a confusing predicament and a love for banana-based foods
  • March 27, 2014
    sounds tasty
  • October 4, 2013
    A T
    For all the people asking about the original old recipe, could it be the banana bread recipe they have on this site, labeled as, "Old-Fashioned Chiquita Banana Bread"? No wheat bran and uses shortening.
  • September 12, 2013
    Linda Franklin
    where is your old recipe. It did not have wheat bran. I am confused about baking powder and baking soda amounts. Thank you
  • September 5, 2013
    Missing so much premade Chiquita banana bread mix on grocery store shelves. Here in California, Orange County, all stores removed it. Shucks, it was the best best best excellent premade banana mix. Please bring it back!
  • September 1, 2013
    i added a dollop of sour cream & a a touch of cream cheese....PERFECTION
  • July 31, 2013
    @ Laurel splenda has a chart on the back of the bag.
  • July 18, 2013
    Wayne, there is Splenda brown sugar as well as the regular stuff. Please let us know how it worked out if you try it using those. I know you need less of that than regular sugar, so please let us know how much you used also.
  • May 23, 2013
    you can store it in the baking dish, covered with a dishcloth for about 3-4 days, making sure to use a clean knife when you cut a slice. It just bread with a great flavor.
  • May 23, 2013
    Do you have to add that much sugar to this recipe?
  • May 2, 2013
    Do you have to use honey or honey coated bananas in this recipe
  • March 25, 2013
    What is the best way to store banana bread after it is cooked and how long can it be stored for?
  • March 18, 2013
    Best ever!!!!!!!!!
  • March 5, 2013
    bananaeeeeesssslol love 123 me. 123
  • February 17, 2013
    Does not cook well at all. Uncooked in middle both times I tried this.
  • December 4, 2012
    Can't wait to try this. Will add 1/2 C Applesauce to make sure it comes out moist. lol! Old tricks just sometimes won't die....Thanks so much!!
  • November 10, 2012
    Bread burnt before the rest of it was 'set' well in the center. Honey caused it to burn. Turns out really dark. Not going to use this recipe again.
  • October 30, 2012
    need sugar free are with Splenda ?
  • September 27, 2012
    this tastes so bad
  • July 23, 2012
    luv luv luv luv it
  • July 1, 2012
    simply amazing!
  • June 11, 2012
    I love banana bread and always looking for healthy recipes. This one is special.
  • May 29, 2012
    esmeralda ceballos
  • February 28, 2012
    gooddddddddddddd wowwwwww i like very much full ................................ and yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
  • February 9, 2012
    Looks like a great recipe.
  • October 13, 2011
    Do you have to add the third banana coated with honey, or will the loaf work without the same? Thank you.
  • August 22, 2011
    Very tasty!!
  • July 2, 2011
    Someone from the Company needs to reprint the ORIGINAL recipe, because the site they tell you to go doesn't give it; it keeps showing the one w/wheat bran. Does anyone have the ORIGINAL they can share? thanks.
  • July 2, 2011
    I'm trying to add this recipe to my diet log and can't get the nutritional info right, do you have it?
  • June 24, 2011
    nancy falco
    I would not call this "bread" but cake. for me? this is too rich to be called bread.
  • April 13, 2011
    dezhire burton
    this is off the walls GOODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • March 4, 2011
    This is NOT the original recipe. I have the old Chiquita recipe card and it calls for shortening and all purpose flour. Yes, this recipe is healthier but its not the world famous one. Let us choose which one to cook!! We use to ride our bikes to the Chiquita warehouse on Birmingham Street in old New Toronto and the truck drivers would give us the older bananas. We would ride home with our pri
  • March 3, 2011
    @ Anna... The recommended pan size, a large 9X5 inch, has been added to the instructions. Thanks!
  • March 2, 2011
    I just put this bread in the oven. It seems like it should almost make 2 loaves. The batter came up past 3/4 of the loaf pan and it's been in almost 20 minutes and is at the top rim of the loaf pan. I'll be curious to see if it rises more and overflows:) Are you sure this isn't for 2 loaves?
  • February 16, 2011
    Sandy N.
    I generally will use 1/2 wheat flour when a recipe calls for all purpose. Or if I dont want to use only wheat flour, I use 1/2 all purpose. Recipes are made to be changed, if you want to. Thats what makes it fun.
  • February 8, 2011
    For those of us who haven't been sold on the whole commercial "stuff" of 2%, "Lite", fake sugar, Gluten Free, blah... blah... blah... and want to eat "healthy" like every other country on this planet does. Is there a recipe for this Banana Bread made with good all natural flour? Wheat type flour does not belong in banana bread or cake. It changes the taste completely.
  • January 5, 2011
    I tried this bread and loved ittt!!!
  • December 22, 2010
    Dudes you have got to try this recipe it is awfully good!
  • December 22, 2010
    I loved this bread.My mother can't make it so she'll ask me to make her one of these-she has diabetes so she is very picky on what she eats so she only wants to eat healthy food.If you'd ask me,I'd say healthy food doesn't taste like anything.I liked every bite of it but do you have to leave it in the oven for ONE HOUR?
  • December 8, 2010
    Two cubes of butter for one banana bread loaf? I think I'll check around for a recipe that's healthier.
  • November 10, 2010
    Bunch of whiners, check the bread if it is done - take it out.
  • November 10, 2010
    I am going to try this recipe soon, it looks like it will be very good. My mother got a cook book in the mail when I was a child. I am 55 know and would love to have the recipe from that book for banana bread. What I remember is it had shortening or butter, (I used margarine), sour milk and 2-3 bananas. The rest was pretty much basic. Any way to find that recipe?
  • November 4, 2010
    Great recipe we are also sugar free and fat free in our home as well as salt, substitute splenda sugar free brown sugar for both of sugar ingredients, the conversion chart is on splenda bag use whole wheat flour,use all natural applesauce instead of butter even measurement, use egg whites, and I am still searching for substitute for the baking soda, to no avail, but this is much healthier version
  • September 27, 2010
    joe sixpak
    changing the serving amount and recalculating gives erroneous results
  • September 27, 2010
    joe sixpak
    useless too much clutter cant just print the recipe does not give tips to avoid problems tried the one on you box of mix and it came out awful so how do you really make a good banana bread ??
  • September 17, 2010
    What in the world does "4 cup Chiquita bananas" mean? 4 cups of bananas?
  • September 15, 2010
    Margarete Hopkins
    I need this recipe to be salt and sugar free.I can use splenda instead of sugar,but what about the baking soda?Is there a non-salt substitute that helps the bread to rise??Thanks.MH
  • August 27, 2010
    im 16 and i made the bread, i suck at baking really bad, but i tried it anyways. it is AMAZING!! i loved it!! also, i added some brown sugar on the top of it, a couple minutes before i flipped it, and it was a very good idea :)
  • August 25, 2010
    chiquita banana bread
    I printed the recipe, but now I must go purchase a magnifying glass so that I can read it. I never saw such small print, even on legal documents. What's up with that?
  • August 23, 2010
    Alice Duncan
    Yummy!!! will bake it today. Thanks for this recicpe.
  • August 19, 2010
    Kaile Shafer
    Here is my recipe: Ingredients * 2 cups all-purpose flour * 1 teaspoon baking soda * 1/4 teaspoon salt * 1/2 cup butter * 3/4 cup brown sugar * 2 eggs, beaten * 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan. 2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and sal
  • August 14, 2010
    ive never tried this recipie so this i hope works out the right way.
  • August 12, 2010
    i like chicken
  • August 2, 2010
    Kimberly Cunningham
    I forgot to put the honey in so i made a sauce because it was sort of has honey a mashed banana some podered sugar and vanilla extract... just eyeball the ingredients
  • July 18, 2010
    mike and karen hatten
    i especially liked the banana bread with powdered was a little dry i think.but tweeken on the ingredents make it awsome..karen
  • July 18, 2010
  • July 15, 2010
    What's with the unprocessed wheat bran? Not something most people have in their pantry.
  • July 6, 2010
    Jackie, lighten up.... unless you put vinegar in it .... there is really no way to mess up banana bread!!! tweek ingredients here and there.. it usually BANANA!!!!! appreciate this recipe and the hundreds others slightly different but just as yummy!!!!
  • June 26, 2010
    Who keeps wheat bran around?
    I thought it looked good and easy to make based on regular staples I keep on hand in my kitchen. Then I saw the unsalted butter, wheat bran and honey....not normally items I have on hand all the time. Made me look for another recipe more simple.
  • June 22, 2010
    what is orginal reciept
  • May 24, 2010
    This recipe has been updated to reflect the healthy, Chiquita Banana Wheat Bread option. You can find the Original Chiquita Banana Bread recipe here: You can also find a Sugar-free Chiquita Banana bread recipe here: Enjoy!
  • May 1, 2010
    I loved this bread!
  • April 27, 2010
    Mary Ann
    This looks like a real good recipe but it doesn't give the calories or fat contents, etc.
  • April 17, 2010
    I haven't tried this one, but I've been making the banana bread recipe with and without nuts from the Good Housekeeping cookbook for years and it is excellent, everyone loves it! It's one of the few things I bake from scratch and do very well. When I cut off a slice, I like to spread a bit of butter on and microwave it for 10 seconds, let the butter melt and soak down into the bread and wow it's
  • April 10, 2010
    I made this reciepe and carried it to work, everybody loved it, just that there was not enough for second rounds.
  • April 8, 2010
    Nancy,I DID NOT use any wheat bran and it is still good.
  • April 1, 2010
    Do you have to add the wheat bran? or can something else be substituted for that ingredient?
  • March 28, 2010
    Like Annie, my sister said the bread will burn if you put the bread in the oven for 60 minutes.
  • March 28, 2010
    60 minutes!Your'e going to burn the bread I only put it in for 30 minutes!
  • March 25, 2010
    I am 11 years old.Yes I am a kid and in sixth grade. I made this banana bread for my mom and she loved it.Ihad to make two of them scince everybody in my family loved it!I love chiquita bananas!I know kids my age don't like eating their fruits and vegetables but i have to say that chiquita bananas are the best!
  • March 13, 2010
    Aloha Grambi
    Banana bread is one of those things that most people like. In my pursuit of finding a great Banana Bread recipe I came to this site. Both Riley and Rose commented about 3 weeks ago that the video does not match the recipe. Whoever is managing this site needs to keep up with what viewers see and say. I don't want to run the risk of wasting ingredients...and I still am in pursuit of that great Ban
  • March 4, 2010
    I am diabetic. Can this be made with Splenda white or dark?
  • February 26, 2010
    Terri R.
    I'll have to try them both and see which one I like best.
  • February 25, 2010
    Marjorie Farrell
    I made this recipe and it is delicious. I used pecans instead of walnuts. I think they have more flavor. Today I made Chiquita banana pancakes. We love bananas, especially Chiquita bananas
  • February 24, 2010
    60 minutes ? Are you Kidding me ? You're going to burn the bread my friend.
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