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Best-Ever Banana Bread Recipe
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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 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 serving (1 slice) equals 255 calories, 12 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 166 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 255 calories, 12 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 166 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 3, 2016

"In my opinion this is not the best ever banana bread. There is one in a Southern Living cookbook which is the best I have had."

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Reviewed Jan. 23, 2016

"Not only did I cut the sugar back to a cup, I also replaced 3/4 cup of the white flour with whole wheat flour and it still turned out wonderful!"

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Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

"After 30yrs. of using the same banana bread recipe I've switched to this recipe. My daughters agree with me. This is the "Best-Ever Banana Bread". Except for adding a teaspoon of banana flavoring we followed the recipe exactly.

It was so quick & easy, I didn't even need the mixer. Only a measuring cup, bowl & wisk."

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Reviewed Jan. 12, 2016

"I always bake banana bread and its recipe is fool proof.I tried this recipe last night and I am sorry to say it was not a very good one ..it took 2 hours and still it was soggy.. So maybe if we put less buttermilk in it result might be different.. I like the taste of it tough. Nasira Mansoor"

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"Very good. Cut back on the sugar to 1 cup."

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