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My Very Favorite Banana Bread

Pulling out a warm loaf of banana bread is glorious regardless of what time of year it is. This is the best banana bread recipe around!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Author Janssen Bradshaw


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 very ripe bananas peeled
  • 4 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease a standard-size loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer, beat together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, the bananas (no need to mash them beforehand), the buttermilk and the vanilla. Mix until well-combined.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, then mix until just combined.
  4. Pour into your loaf pan and bake until the top is browned and a toothpick comes out cleanly, 60-75 minutes.
  5. Let cool in the pan and then remove carefully, slice, and serve.

Recipe Notes

(slightly adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe)