This Is Chrissy Teigen's Secret To The Perfect Banana Bread

Chrissy Teigen has become well known for her Twitter humor as well as her recipes, as well as her sometimes unique way of acquiring ingredients. One of her most well-known recipes is for banana bread.

The popular banana bread recipe is from her first cookbook, Cravings: Hungry for More. The versatile recipe can be used to make banana bread in the traditional loaf pan, or as a Bundt cake, muffins, or any other way you want to serve it (via PopSugar).

The secret to this delicious and versatile banana bread is nothing more than a box of vanilla pudding mix. Her recipe also uses dark chocolate in chunks, instead of chocolate chips, and the sweetness of the pudding balances well with the chocolate, creating a delicious and memorable end result.

The recipe is very specific so you know you will get it right. In the recipe, Teigen says, "Get six brown bananas. Not four. Not five. Six. You will think you only need five because it looks like enough, but it will not be enough. You will get five, you will mash them, you will be about half an inch short and that makes a difference and you cannot get around it. Trust me."

The pudding specifics

She is also very specific about the pudding. In her recipe, Teigen says, "I won't tell you what brand to use, but the right brand rhymes with smello." She also advises against using banana pudding mix, stating that she has tried it and it's gross (via USA Today).

Teigen has become well known for her requests for ingredients via Twitter. She previously traded a signed copy of her cookbook for six brown bananas. To be more specific she offered, "a signed cookbook, John's underwear and a Becca palette." Teigen was referring to her husband, the singer John Legend. She later traded a loaf of the famous banana bread for romaine lettuce.

This banana bread is on the sweet side, so Teigen also advises adding a cup of shredded coconut as it cuts the sweetness so it's not quite so overwhelming.

Delish did a comparison of celebrity banana bread recipes, using Chrissy Teigen's recipe along with that of Joanna Gaines, famous for her home design and also the author of a recent cookbook. They unanimously decided that Teigen's banana bread was the winner, so she knows what she is talking about with the vanilla pudding.