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Best Ever Banana Bread

The bestest ever banana bread you'll have. Moist and flavorful, try and resist the urge not to dive in while it's still warm from the oven. The perfect treat for your family and neighbors, it will surely be a recipe handed down for the next generation.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert


  • 9x5 inch loaf pan


  • 2 bananas very ripe, mashed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup unsifted all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped, optional
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Butter and flour inside of loaf pan. (Also fits into 3 mini loaf pans wonderfully.)
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place all ingredients together in a large bowl and mix by hand or in stand mixer.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and place in oven.
  • Bake for approximately 45 minutes, depending upon oven and size of loaf pan. (If baking as muffins, cooking time is approximately 20 minutes.)


Some friendly reminders:
  1. Do not double the recipe. (I'm not sure why, but I inherited the recipe with this helpful hint, and as they say -- why ruin a good thing?!)
  2. Use very ripe bananas.
  3. Can be made in one large 9"x5" loaf pan, 3 smaller mini loaf pans or even as muffins.