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Best Ever Banana Bread

Sliced banana bread on a blue plate

I've mentioned before my family's odd banana eating habits.  No matter how many I buy, they always seem to leave 2 or 3 behind, and I've surmised it's because they want me to make something with them.  Sometimes I do, and sometimes I peel them and stick them into the freezer for use at a later time.   Sometimes the bags of frozen bananas start piling up, so I head to the Taste of Home site to find a recipe.

No major changes to this one.  I omitted the walnuts due to allergies, if I'd had them on hand I might have added some mini chocolate chips or cinnamon chips.  I sprinkled the top with turbinado sugar before baking, we just love the crunch it gives.  One loaf was definitely not enough, next time I will definitely double the recipe and freeze one of the loaves.  Thank you to Gert K. for sharing her recipe.

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Sliced banana bread on a blue plate

Here are some other recipes using bananas that you might enjoy: 
Bananas Foster
Honey Rum Grilled Banana Split 
Caramel Banana Muffins

best ever banana bread
dessert, quick breads
Yield: 16
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal

Sliced banana bread on a blue plate

Best Ever Banana Bread


  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 medium mashed ripe bananas (1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 Tablespoon buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (Omitted)
  • Turbinado (raw) sugar- optional


  1. Preheat oven to 325ยบ.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine the eggs, bananas, oil, buttermilk and vanilla; add to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Fold in nuts. 
  3.  Pour into a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Sprinkle top with raw sugar. 
  4.  Bake at 325° for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
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Sliced banana bread on a blue plate


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