Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
I've tried a lot of banana bread recipes and this is by far the best I've ever tasted! I found the recipe in the Utah Dining Car Cookbook by the Junior League of Ogden.
- 3⁄4 cup butter
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 4 bananas, mashed
- 2 eggs, well beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup buttermilk
- 3⁄4 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Grease and flour a loaf pan.
- Cream the butter and sugar thoroughly.
- Add the bananas, eggs and vanilla; beat well.
- Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
- Stir flour mixture into the banana mixture, alternating with the buttermilk.
- Add walnuts and mix well.
- Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
- Bake at 325°F for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
- Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning it out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
Made four loaves of this today! Best banana bread recipe ever!
The batter does NOT all fit in one pan. This was perfect for two 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" loaf pans. The timing was perfect though. 1 hour and 15 minutes and they were done! Will definitely make again. This will be my "go to" recipe!
Very moist and delicious! I used half butter and half coconut oil and it tasted so good. Thanks!
My son has been bugging me for a while to try making apple crisp instead of pie. I finally gave in yesterday and made some. I also had 4 really ripe bananas from making banana bread the week before using a different recipe because I didn't have this recipe with me at the time. I decided-what the heck, make the crisp and the bread. Only this time I used this recipe for the bread. They were both done baking so (knowing the banana bread was going to be so so so good I attacked that one first, offering my son a piece. He was like, "no mom, that's okay." Then he stared at the piece and (as if under a banana bread spell), popped it in his mouth. Two minutes later he came downstairs with a huge hunk of banana bread, apple crisp still unsampled. Moist, dreamy, rich, crispy on top, this one's a winner. And I never used to like banana bread. ;-)