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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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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debt06 User ID: 8158768 271548
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2017

"I love this recipe. I've used it dozens of times and it always turns out. Sometimes I add choc chips or coconut and it is always delicious and moist. I use half the sugar and use vanilla flavoured stevia drops in place of vanilla. It adds enough sweetness. I also use whole wheat flour. I replace the oil with apple sauce. Even with all these exchanges it turns out great"

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rywse User ID: 6867937 269854
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2017

"I have hard time calling this the "best ever". It took 30 min longer than estimated to bake and the top was all crusty and dark because of the high amount of sugar. I also made a batch of the basic banana bread muffins and preferred that recipe a lot more."

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NanZim User ID: 3929200 269719
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2017

"My husband loves this Banana bread. I often substitute chocolate chips for the walnuts and serve it as a dessert."

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Kelly User ID: 9223103 269712
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2017

"I live at 7200 ft and didn't modify (other than swapping pecans for walnuts out of preference), and it turned out great for anyone else at high altitude who might be wondering. Only cooked it for about 1 hr;10 min. Delicious! I was concerned about the top getting too dark as one commenter stated as that often happens to me with baking, but it was right in the center of my oven and came out perfectly browned."

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Lorraine User ID: 9195741 268169
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2017

"It is the best recipie ever. I even used 3 old frozen runny bananas and it was delicious!"

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rjbeery75 User ID: 2114826 267398
Reviewed May. 28, 2017

"Didn't change a thing!"

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Sunshinebakerpa User ID: 7360500 265677
Reviewed May. 7, 2017

"It was good. It's similar to my grandmother's recipe, but we prefer hers."

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Linda User ID: 9162551 265607
Reviewed May. 6, 2017

"Perfect!"

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