Thursday, February 26, 2015

My All-Time Favorite Banana Bread

I've been working on perfecting a couple of breads here lately and today I'm going to share my new favorite Banana Bread recipe. I like it even better than my usual Paula Deen recipe, sorry Paula, but this one is so darn good. Your husband and kids will be begging you to make this bread all the time,  no lie y'all. It seriously makes one giant, plump loaf that's simply gorgeous. Enjoy y'all............

 My Favorite Banana Bread


1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar {I use organic cane}
2 eggs
3 bananas all smooshed up {for you non-southerners, that means mashed}
4 Tbsp. buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. baking soda
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350*. One of the keys to great bread, is to grease and flour your loaf pan really well. Nothings worse than all your trouble and then to have your loaf come out of the pan in pieces. So grease and flour that pan really good and set it aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar in mixer.
  3. Then add eggs {one at a time}, bananas, buttermilk and vanilla, and beat till well combined.
  4. In separate bowl, combine flour, soda and powder and then add to wet ingredients.
  5. You're almost done, so wipe the sweat off your brow.
  6. Pour batter into your loaf pan and place on center rack for 50-55 minutes. My oven is old and way hotter than it should be, and mine was ready at 50 minutes but I started checking at 45 minutes. The goal is to be able to stick a toothpick in the center and it come out clean.
  7. Turn out onto cooling rack and try to allow it time to cool or do what we do, pour you a nice big ole glass of milk and eat it right away. Do try to save some for your hubby though.

The kids prefer no nuts, but I just adore them, so sometimes I'll sprinkle a handful on top right before it goes in the oven. Totally up to you. Any which way you make it, it's so yummy. Hope y'all enjoy it!

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  1. Looks delicious!!! Thank you for sharing. :-)


    1. You're welcome Sherri! Thanks for stopping by this morning! Have a great weekend!

  2. I made banana bread yesterday too. I used an old family recipe and it's nothing like yours. I will have to give yours a try and see what the family thinks :)

    1. Banana bread is just such a comforting little bread to make. I love it! Thanks for visiting Dawn!

  3. I'm gonna make this as soon as I get to town to buy bananas. This looks so good. The one that I make is good, but I'm anxious to try this one. Thanks for sharing

  4. I like the idea of adding buttermilk, it seems to make recipes so moist. I have to try your recipe.

  5. Amy,
    Just made your banana bread recipe.. It is wonderful!!!!
    I used regular sugar.. [and see you used organic cane sugar].. Should I have used the same amount
    since I was using regular sugar? Just curious?
    I will keep this recipe.. it is the most moist/ light banana bread I have ever made..Thank
    you so much for sharing your recipe.

    1. Judy, it is delicious isn't it? And those sugars measure just the same so you did good using the same amount. So glad you liked it too! This recipe is definitely a keeper!

  6. I love me some banana bread and have used the same recipe for years. Mine doesn't have buttermilk in it though. I think I am going to have to give this a try. Pinned it, so I don't forget haha! We all get mama brain right? Have a fabulous day friend!

  7. Visiting from Hit Me with your Best Shot. I like the addition of buttermilk to this banana bread, it looks wonderfully light and fluffy. I would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us over at Sweet and Savoury Sunday. Have a great day! Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas

  8. This looks delicious. I love banana bread and am always looking for new versions. Thanks for sharing! I'm a new food blogger and found you on a link party. I've followed your social sites and hope we can connect on those. Can't wait to read more of your blog. Becky at

  9. Banana bread is my favorite. This looks so good. Just wish I was eating bread. :(

  10. Banana bread is the ultimate comfort food (for me, anyways!) This recipe sounds delish Amy - Pinning!


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