Best-Ever Banana Bread Recipe

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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
Featured In: Banana Bread A to Z
MAKES:
16 servings
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

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

Directions

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).
Originally published as Best Ever Banana Bread in Country October/November 1991, p49

Nutritional Facts

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

  • 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
  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 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).
Originally published as Best Ever Banana Bread in Country October/November 1991, p49

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Mrsmac54 User ID: 8868146 273328
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2017

"This is my go to banana bread recipe. I made the following changes : 1/4 cup soft butter, 1/4 cup melted coconut oil, 1/2 tea baking powder & reduced sugar to 1/3 cup of white sugar & 1/3 cup of brown sugar. I also upped oven temperature to 350, only took 50 mins to bake. Very delicious."

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Emily User ID: 8976383 273225
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2017

"I loved this! I had three bananas I needed to use up, so I replaced the canola oil with another banana. It came out so moist and delicious!"

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traudiheil User ID: 3774875 273132
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2017

"I have made this Banana bread more times than I can count! It's the only recipe I use and as my husband is a Diabetic, I make it with 1 cup of Splenda. It is plenty sweet and delicious, besides the walnuts I sometimes add Craisins."

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lorict User ID: 5964845 273092
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2017

"I just made this today. From a previous reviewer, I also cut the sugar down to 1 cup and this is the best banana nut bread I made. This is a keeper. Thanks for sharing."

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screenname123 User ID: 6243881 273001
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2017

"I've tried a lot of banana bread recipes, and this really is the best ever!"

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daisylou8 User ID: 7243983 272423
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2017

"This is the best banana nut bread that I have ever eaten."

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sadiecb1 User ID: 2043418 272323
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2017

"I made it for my clients and they asked for it again and again. So tonight I'm making it again"

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houlton04730 User ID: 5943753 272122
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2017

"Fantastic old fashion recipe! I did decrease the sugar to 1 cup as to make it healthier...and could not tell the difference. Just like Grandmas!!"

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MyBunBun User ID: 8652082 271706
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2017

"The name says it all! Second to none in my book. Delicious!"

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JoAnn User ID: 9064015 271623
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2017

"Just made today! Delicious"

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