Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

After trying many recipes for banana bread, this is the one we like the best. Very moist and aromatic. Delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, mash the bananas.
  2. Add the egg, buttermilk, brown sugar and vanilla.
  3. Whisk all together until egg yoke has broken and mixture is well mixed.
  4. In a large bowl, measure the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  5. Whisk all together until thoroughly mixed.
  6. Stir in the liquid ingredients just until all dry ingredients are moistened. There will be lumps.
  7. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan (9" x 5").
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
  9. Test for doneness with toothpick inserted into middle of loaf - it should come out clean.
  10. Cool loaf in pan for 5 minutes, then carefully turn out onto a rack to cool thoroughly.
  11. Can be stored at room temperature if you're going to eat it up within a couple of days.
  12. Otherwise store in the fridge.


Most Helpful

My favorite banana bread recipe. I love that there is no added oils or fats. Sometimes I sub self-rising flour for the flour, baking soda and baking powder.

962822 May 02, 2012

I had a few bananas on my counter that were getting pretty ripe that I needed to use up and a pint of buttermilk that was close to expiring so i searched zaar for a recipe to use both ingredients and I found this recipe. I can't believe how moist and dense this bread turned out. Really delicious bread. The whole family enjoyed it. A definite repeat in our house. Thank you!

MTpockets May 23, 2009

Wonferful banana bread! One of the best that I've tried! I don't think I've ever made banana bread with only brown sugar. I like the fact that there is no oil or butter in this, yet it is very moist and tasty! This was one of the easiest recipes I have made on Recipezaar! Thanks for posting this great recipe!

Karamia March 05, 2007

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