Heavenly Banana Bread

Recipe by P48422
READY IN: 55mins
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • Mash or purée the bananas and buttermilk until smooth.
  • Add the baking soda and mix.
  • This activates the baking soda and neutralizes the soda taste.
  • Cream the brown sugar and butter together until smooth.
  • Beat in the egg.
  • Add the banana purée and combine.
  • The mixture often appears curdled at this stage.
  • Add the baking powder to the flour; add gradually to the banana mixture.
  • Stir just enough to combine evenly.
  • Flavour with the extract.
  • Pour into sprayed or greased pans.
  • Fill the pans 2/3 full for even cooking.
  • Bake in a preheated 375°F oven until set in the centre.
  • A larger loaf pan will take about 45-50 minutes.
  • Reduce the cooking time for smaller pans.
  • Use a wooden skewer to test the centre.
  • Leave in the pans for 10-15 minutes before turning out.
  • Do not leave in the pans as the loaves sweat and become soggy.