Thursday, January 10, 2013

Buttermilk Banana Bread {The Best Recipe}

Several months ago I took dinner over to to a friend's family after she had a baby.  I had some bananas and buttermilk that really needed to be used up, and I had remembered seeing the recipe on my favorite food blog before.  So I threw a loaf together and packed it up and sent it to her.  It was a risky move, as I had never used this recipe before, and I thought it might be a tad on the tacky side to send a loaf with some nibbles taken out of it.  Several days later, this friend told me that in 15 years, she had never let a bit of banana touch her lips, but that she had eaten nearly the entire loaf by herself, and would only allow her husband small bites every now and then.  I was over joyed that I hadn't sent her a disgusting dessert!  So today when I had some bananas that were nearing the end of their days, I instantly thought of this recipe.  Let me tell you friends, if there is one banana bread recipe that you need for the rest of your days, it is this one!  It is utterly moist and flavorful and perfect.  I could easily have consumed one of those loaves all by myself!
Did you notice the half eaten loaf in the back?  My little 5 year old came in from school and really wanted some.  I told him he had to wait a few minutes so that I could take some pictures, but he was not handling the banana bread photo session very well.  In fact, his exact words were "Mom, everyone already knows how to make banana bread!  I don't care about your photography!"  So I gave in and cut him a bit.  Then the boy who wants to eat nothing more than Kit-Kat bars and spaghetti, inhaled 2 whole slices...not a crumb left on his plate!  That is a true testament of how great this stuff is!

Buttermilk Banana Bread

1/2 cup of butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup of mashed bananas (I didn't measure my bananas out, but just used 3 medium ones)
4 Tablespoons buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking soda

Grease and flour 1 large loaf pan.  I used 2 smaller pans and they worked great.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together.  Add eggs, bananas, buttermilk and vanilla until the batter is well mixed.  Add in the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.  Mix until well combined. Divide batter into greased pan(s) and bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Recipe Source:  Mel's Kitchen Cafe


  1. Oh my goodness, this is the recipe for that heavenly bread you brought over the other night, isn't it :-) Yay!!! Now I can try and make some. Loved it!!!

  2. P.S. You should totally share the recipe for the cupcakes you brought over tonight. Those were DIVINE!! I could have eaten the entire plate all by myself :-)


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