The Best Ever Banana Bread!

One of my favorite comfort foods is banana bread. I have written about the banana bread at The Wright Place that I ate often back when I was attending ECU. Cup A Joe has a similar bread but I found an easy recipe online aptly named The Best Ever Banana Bread.

I was really feeling the need for banana bread when I saw ripe bananas on the sale cart at the grocery store and I knew that tomorrow is going to be a stressful day. I am not work tomorrow so that I can take Gus to a veterinarian appointment to check out his bum knee. He has damaged the cruciate ligament in his left rear leg. Estimates for the surgery is about $2,527. 00! So I might be eating banana bread and those old bananas you get off the sale cart for some time to come!

I think it’s secret is buttermilk. I think buttermilk makes anything better: Buttermilk chicken, buttermilk biscuits, and seafood in a buttermilk batter!

Here is the one of the recipes floating around on the internet for the 

Best Ever Banana Bread: (adapted from www.allrecipes.com)

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

1) Preheat the oven to 325f. Oil or grease a 9″ X 5″ loaf pan.

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2) Blend the wet ingredients.

3) Sift the dry ingredients together. Sifting the dry ingredients prevents lumps. Blend into the wet ingredients.

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4) Pour into the loaf pan. Jiggle the pan to settle the batter.

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5) Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a a toothpick comes out clean.

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Gus guarding the oven.

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2 responses to “The Best Ever Banana Bread!

  1. Judith

    That looks WONDERFUL. Adding to shopping list: smooshy bananas and buttermilk!

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  2. :-), Yes, over ripe bananas are a key ingredient and buttermilk makes everything better!

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