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
- 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.
Jun 16, 2018
I have been using this recipe for years on end whenever my bananas are ripe and it has never failed my expectations! I substitute the canola oil with safflower oil, only put in 1 cup of sugar, and use 1 more banana than recommended. Instead of using buttermilk, which I never have in my fridge, I use half and half and it works perfectly fine!Love love love this recipe, it's totally worth a shot!!
Jun 3, 2018
Great Recipe. I also altered it as recommended by other users. I only used 1/2c sugar as my banana's were really ripe. I used three banana's and added 1tsp of cinnamon and used 1/4c of coconut oil instead. My bread was done after 40min so keep your eye on it, as it does not take over an hour to bake. Next time I might add baking powder, as mine didn't come out as high and fluffy as I would have liked it.
Jun 3, 2018
Great Recipe. I also altered it as recommended by other users. I only used 1/2c sugar as my banana's were really ripe. I used three banana's and added 1tsp of cinnamon and used 1/4c of coconut oil . My bread was done after 40min so keep your eye on it, as it does not take over an hour to bake. Next time I might add baking powder, as mine didn't come out as high and fluffy as I would have liked it.
May 18, 2018
This is AMAZING! I made a few adjustments, based on other reviews, and can’t believe that everyone in my family likes it! Even my daughter who said, “Eww, banana bread??” Lol! She loved it!My adjustments:I substituted 1/4 of the white sugar with brown sugar, used 2 1/2 bananas and reduced oil to 1/4 cup, used 1 tsp vanilla paste for the vanilla, added 1 tsp cinnamon and a tiny pinch of ginger and nutmeg. It does take quite awhile to bake, but be patient. It’s totally worth it!!!
Apr 17, 2018
I have been making this bread for many years. I double the recipe and do two 9x5 loaf pans. I always start my timer for 45 minutes and then start checking the bread after that for doneness. It truly is the best ever banana bread.
Apr 12, 2018
I have a similar recipe. Use 1 cup sugar, 3/4 cup oil and bake in 3 smaller pans which are great as gifts or to keep in the freezer. I spray the bottom of the three pans and sprinkle with oatmeal to keep from sticking. Bake at 335 degrees for 35-36 minutes. my husband likes blueberries rather then nuts.So good, hard to keep them on hand.
Mar 17, 2018
OMG make sure you grease AND FLOUR the TWO (2) pans you will need. One pan is not enough for this much dough. AND it DOES NOT take 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours to bake. 45 to 55 min is MORE then plenty to bake 2 loaves. Enjoy
Mar 16, 2018
A really, really good recipe. I don’t usually tried recipes that are labeled “best ever”, but I had the ingredients for this one. The bread is moist, is has the right texture and strong banana flavor. A definnite winner. I used a scant cup on the oil simply because I ran out and it was still very moist.
Mar 9, 2018
It’s in the oven now. Sure smells good baking! I checked at one hour and was still gooey in center. Checked again in 5 minutes (as suggested by another reviewer) and it was done! I had lined the loaf pan with parchment paper, so I cooled for 10 minutes and lifted it out to finish cooling. Smells and looks delicious! My whole house smells like bananas!
Feb 2, 2018
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.
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