- 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
- 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.
- Pour into a greased 9x5-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).
Reviews forBest-Ever Banana Bread
"This turned out wonderfully. I used bananas that were black to get a great banana flavor.I think I may try less sugar next time. perhaps 1 cup."
"This is my favorite banana bread recipe, I think my family lets the bananas turn brown so I will make this. LOL The only thing I do is dust the pans(I always double it, and put 1 loaf in the freezer) with cinnamon & sugar. YUMMMMMMMY"
"I will never look for another banana bread recipe! This one completely lives up to its name!"
"This is definitely the best banana bread I've ever tasted. My whole family loves it."
"Whenever I have extra bananas this is the recipe I reach for to make banana nut bread. In fact I have shared it 5 times with different friends; it's that good."
"Omitted the walnuts due to allergies. Sprinkled turbinado sugar on top before baking. It disappeared fast, definitely will double the recipe next time!"
"The best banana bread. Followed recipe except I used just over a cup of banana, and used pecans (ran out of walnuts). Then I made into 12 muffins. Baked at 325 for 35 minutes. PERFECT!"
"I've been making this recipe for years! I found it in a church cookbook. I'm now famous for this recipe among my family, friends and coworkers. It's so moist, unlike most banana bread recipes. Yes, it comes out dark. It has sort of chewy crust that everyone loves. I can't say enough about this recipe. It's absolutely the best!!"
"This recipe is fast, easy and delicious! I also used less sugar and oil than specified along with extra banana and milk. I also used half brown sugar instead of all white and I added some cinnamon and allspice. I LOVE the idea of putting some of the nuts on top before baking (I'll be sure to do that next time). Also, I made 12 muffins and that baking time was about 35-40 min. YUMMY!!"
"I gave this recipe three stars as 1) canola oil is so unhealthy. I used organic coconut oil instead, plus about a tablespoon of butter. 2) I used 1/2 cup of sugar and used 3 large overripe bananas instead of two (I didn't measure but it was probably more than the 1 cup of bananas called for in the recipe). In addition, because of the extra banana, I was able to cut the eggs down to one but I did use a large egg.I added 1/2 cup raisins and 1/2 cup chocolate chips, as my family likes that, but they aren't necessary as I tasted the mixture before baking and it was plenty sweet. I wasn't sure about baking it at 325 degrees...so halfway through I upped it to 350 degrees. I don't think it made any difference...but I do have a convection oven."