Moist Banana Walnut Bread

Total Time
1hr 30mins
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Grease and flour a loaf pan.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar thoroughly.
  4. Add the bananas, eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  5. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Stir flour mixture into the banana mixture, alternating with the buttermilk.
  7. Add walnuts and mix well.
  8. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  9. Bake at 325°F for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  10. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning it out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.


Most Helpful

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!

Monica J. May 18, 2012

Very moist and delicious! I used half butter and half coconut oil and it tasted so good. Thanks!

Hazeleyes January 23, 2015

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. ;-)

Judy T. January 30, 2014

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