A good banana bread recipe is priceless, but sadly can be hard to find. You want that deep dark color and a dense texture as you bite into the slice. My older Banana Bread Recipe is wonderful and I see it on Pinterest and people refer to it as a Starbucks CopyCat recipe, which I agree with because it’s THAT good. But this improved recipe is a little better because it uses buttermilk, which you may not have on hand if you decide on the spur of the moment to make it. But seriously, go get that buttermilk from the store and let your bananas get nice and dark, because this banana bread will make any day better.
Pour you batter over the parchment paper (you may need a little help from a friend to hold it down).
But don’t leave too much parchment paper hanging off the edge because it can start to burn in the oven.