- 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
"Our family loves this recipe so much that I keep the right amount of buttermilk frozen in baggies just so I will have it on hand when our bananas get a little too ripe and I make this bread. My grandson suddenly stopped eating bananas and as it turned out, he was letting them get "too old" so we would have banana bread!"
"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."
"Very good recipe, but on the sugar, I used 3/4 brown sugar and 3/4 regular white sugar. I also added 1/2 tsp cinnamon."
"Emily, Thank you for adding your comment of using 3 bananas & not adding the oil, This is great!, less calories. There is added value when adjustments are made to the recipe. This helps to cut down on calories or use substitutes. Very much appreciated."
"I have made this several times and everyone who has eaten this says "This is the best banana bread they have ever eaten"! If I don't have buttermilk I will use milk with about a TB of vinegar and it still has been great. This is very moist and delicious."
"I have been making this very recipe since the "70's" and everyone loves it. Got it in the newspaper Detroit News.... the very best banana bread for sure."
"My family loves this recipe. Ask for it regularly."
"My absolute favorite recipe! I add extra bananas if I have them and keeps it extra moist. I also use powdered buttermilk to make the 1/4 cup buttermilk so I always have buttermilk available in my kitchen. Highly recommend this recipe!"
"OK, I'll admit, I *HATE* it when someone submits a review and is either challenging the authenticity based on the recipe name versus the ingredients used, or has NOT even MADE the recipe, or has made it and says "but I made changes"... so what am I about to do??? LOL I am going to tell you that I *LOVE* this recipe, although the version that I was given does NOT use the buttermilk, walnuts or vanilla, uses 1/2 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp baking powder. and reduces the sugar to 3/4 cup, all else is the same (I *know*, it's NOT THE SAME, right!?!?!). I *do* love nuts in my banana bread, and I *have* added them in the past. The buttermilk, however, adds a dairy product that my wife doesn't tolerate well (lactose intolerant), So for those of you looking for a non-dairy version, I suspect you can omit the buttermilk from this recipe and still have an awesome result."
"Isn't that called Banana Nut bread?"