Best Ever Banana Bread
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling
Makes1 loaf (16 slices)
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 255 calories, 12g fat (1g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 166mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
Jul 9, 2019
Perfect banana bread, just as written. However, due to health reasons I have successfully substituted coconut milk for the buttermilk, reduced the sugar to 1cup and reduced the oil to 1/4 cup by adding an extra banana. And just for personal taste and to look pretty, I like to sprinkle the walnuts (mixed with a bit of sugar) on the top of the bread just prior to baking.
May 25, 2019
CANT SEE THE ENTIRE RECIPE!:( :(
May 21, 2019
I was in a rush and wanted something quick for banana bread....I love this recipe! The bread was moist and delicious, super quick to mix! Just a note when I don’t have buttermilk I use milk w cider vinegar ( 1 cup milk to 1 tbs vinegar) it works just as well in a pinch!
May 7, 2019
I have made every banana bread you can think of and this is our family’s favorite. Thank you to the author. I also only use the recipe exactly as written people please don’t rate if you change it.
Apr 29, 2019
Hi I love this recipe I don't always have buttermilk so I use yoghurt and I freeze banana's when on special and slice them into the melted butter mix. And everyone loves it.
Mar 28, 2019
Just okay. It's your average banana bread.
Mar 27, 2019
I put it together in minutes so it is a quick way to use over-ripened bananas. I do like sugar so I added the recipe amount as well as topped it with Demerara Cane Sugar just so it looks pretty when baked. I did add craisins, raisins and pecans to the mixture as well.
Mar 17, 2019
When I took it out of the oven, I wasn't too excited with how dark the bread was and the fact that it caved in the center some. Looking at the picture, I see that one caved in the center some as well. I did add more flour because of our altitude, perhaps I needed to add a little more. It is a very sweet bread and not the usual banana bread flavor that I prefer but my husband was very happy with it. He commented several times that it was good bread. I do like how moist it is. The main thing to note is it's a "sweet" bread and despite the darkness of it when it comes from the oven and tastes fine and is moist.
Feb 1, 2019
I added 1/2 cup soaked raisins. Mmmm
Jan 26, 2019
Very nice banana bread. Extremely easy and quick to make. I doubled the recipe, and instead of sugar, I used a sugar substitute called WHOLE EARTH sweetener Co., so I only needed half of the amount of sugar because it's very sweet. I baked it in a round 23cm pan, on 165 degrees (I'm in Australia) for 1.5 hours, and for the last 10 minutes I had to cover it with a piece of foil to stop it browning too much. It's quite moist and flavourful, perfect with a cuppa. Next time I might add some cinnamon to the mix before baking.......hmmmmmm??. Thank you for a beautiful recipe. My four children lloovveedd it. My 10 year old ate at least 5 pieces in one sitting. Very good!