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Best-Ever Banana Bread Recipe

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Whenever I pass a display of bananas in the grocery store, I can almost smell the wonderful aroma of this bread. It really is good! —Gert Kaiser, Kenosha, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed (1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 255 calories, 12g fat (1g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 166mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine the eggs, bananas, oil, buttermilk and vanilla; add to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Fold in nuts.
  2. Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 325° for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Originally published as Best Ever Banana Bread in Country October/November 1991, p49


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tasteofphyllis
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2016

"Best of all my banana bread recipes."

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Ashleyri05
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2016

"Absolutely amazing!! I always make mini loafs to share the deliciousness :) thank you for sharing!"

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capers66
Reviewed May. 22, 2016

"Love this recipe"

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aburai
Reviewed May. 14, 2016

"This is the best banana bread ever! It never turned out so good before. I like it because it’s fluffy and the bananas weren’t as good to eat anymore but when I baked it, it turned out delicious. I give it 5 stars."

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stealth003
Reviewed May. 2, 2016

"I make this any time I have bananas that are really ripe, it's really good!"

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jackiebal
Reviewed May. 1, 2016

"Excellent recipe. I skipped the nuts because I didn't have any and it still turned out tasty. Next time I will make sure I have walnuts because I'm sure it will be even better. I read the reviews and decided to use only 1 cup of sugar and added a teaspoon of cinnamon. This is now my go to banana bread recipe. Very fast and easy."

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dylan's mama
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2016

"perfect banana bread"

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akitagirl16
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2016

"I followed the directions exactly except for adding 1 cup of Hershey cinnamon chips along with the walnuts. Came out AMAZING."

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cdfaulk
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2016

"I have used a recipe very similar to this one since 1966. Mine uses 1 stick of margarine instead of oil, only 1 cup of sugar, 3 mashed bananas not 2 and no buttermilk or vanilla plus I've always used pecans and not walnuts but that is a matter of preference. Instead of bread, I often make miniature muffins and we love the muffins."

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Srjr111
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2016

"This is really a great recipe. I know that all our ovens bake differently, but if you check your bread at the one hour mark, then 5 minute intervals after that, this bread won't over cook. At one hour it's still really wet inside, but it firms up really fast after that. Mine was done at 1 hour 10 minutes and was perfect. I hope that helps"

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