Gold Medal Flour's Best-Ever Banana Bread

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

The recipe is not mine. It's from a bag of Gold Medal Flour, so if you don't care for it...that's o.k. It certainly has what it takes to make it a keeper for me, though. No muss. No fuss. It's light, moist, and makes two perfect 8 X 4 loaf pans. Takes about an hour to bake. P.S. It needs an added banana to really enhance the flavor, though.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottoms only of 2 (8X4 inch) loaf pans.
  2. In large bowl, mix sugar and butter. Add eggs, bananas (increase recipe by one banana), buttermilk and vanilla; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  3. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and nuts (if using) just until moistened. Pour batter into pans.
  4. Bake for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool about 1 hour before slicing.
Most Helpful

5 5

I made half recipe to have only 1 loaf. I baked it 60 minutes like you said and it was perfect. The taste is amazing. I used margarine and less sugar than written. I didn't use the nuts cause I didn't have time to chop them LOL Thanks Suzanna :) Made for 123 hit wonders

I have been making a Betty Crocker banana bread recipe that uses milk and oil for years and thought I would never find a recipe I liked better. Well I did today! I made this recipe for the first time today and I absolutely loved this bread. The butter and the buttermilk really makes this bread. It was sweet with a tender texture. My other bread was good, but more dense. This will be my go to recipe from now on. I am so glad I tried it. I was going to share one loaf, but that's not going to happen now LOL.

5 5

Thank you! I had the original Gold Medal recipe and I misplaced it. I was so glad to find this one. It is the best banana bread ever!!!