Best-Ever Banana Bread (honestly!)

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by evelynathens

This was posted by nlb in epicurious. It is from Necessities & Temptations from the Junior League of Austin. I have never, EVER, had a banana bread this good.

Top Review by HeatherFeather

Thsi is an excellent & different banana bread recipe. What makes this one unique is the caramelized brown sugar & nut topping. The bread itself is moist & rich, but the topping is the part that really puts this over the edge. A real winner. Thanks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar; mash bananas, beat 2 eggs and add to the bananas with vanilla and buttermilk; mix well and add to creamed butter and sugar; sift together flour, soda and salt; add to banana mixture, beat well; pour into 2 greased and floured 9x5x3-inch loaf pans; bake 45 to 50 minutes (I find this bread needs over an hour) or until bread pulls away from sides of pan; add topping.
  3. To prepare Topping: Melt butter in saucepan; add sugar and milk; cook until syrupy (like honey); remove from heat and add chopped pecans; pour over bread spreading to all the corners and place under broiler until bubbly and brown.
  4. Watch closely (this takes around 1 minute- maybe even less!).

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