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The Very Best Banana Bread Recipe

This right here is the very best banana bread there is! Promise!
Course Bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 2 loaves
Author Kate


  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter one stick
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ripe bananas the riper the better
  • 1 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease the bottoms of two loaf pans with Pam spray
  3. Mix sugar and softened butter
  4. Stir in eggs until well blended
  5. Blend in vanilla, buttermilk and bananas until smooth
  6. Stir in fry ingredients (flour, salt and baking soda) until moist
  7. Pour batter into pans so they're equal
  8. Bake loaves 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the middle
  9. Once done baking cool outside of pans on a wire rack
  10. Cool before slicing for a couple hours
  11. This banana bread will stay good in the fridge for up to 7 days (if it lasts that long!)