Banana Bread

Some foods bring you back to your childhood when you eat them. My Grandma Eve’s Banana Bread is one of those foods. It makes me think of a chilly Saturday morning sitting at my parents kitchen table with a blanket wrapped around my pajamas. We’d be eating this banana bread with a little butter and if we were lucky, a small cup of hot cocoa with those mini marshmallows that stick to your teeth and then I’d rush off with my little sister to watch cartoons.

This family recipe for banana bread is so quick and easy to put together and the results are the most delicious, moist banana bread you'll find anywhere! Click on the photo to get the recipe.

This family recipe for banana bread is so quick and easy to put together and the results are the most delicious, moist banana bread you'll find anywhere! Click on the photo to get the recipe.

Now that I’m an adult, I cherish this recipe. In my final weeks of pregnancy, I made banana bread every weekend while I waited for A to make her appearance. I don’t know what it was, but having something to make that is so tried and true just kept me calm and made me feel like I was at least doing something to contribute since I was so exhausted the majority of the time at that juncture. Being that this is one of J’s favorite things that I bake, he was thrilled to have banana bread constantly available to him. He’s a banana enthusiast. I didn’t mind either because it was the end of my pregnancy and I was eating my emotions at that point! 🙂 I’m so excited about the idea of this being a part of A’s childhood memories as well!

This family recipe for banana bread is so quick and easy to put together and the results are the most delicious, moist banana bread you'll find anywhere! Click on the photo to get the recipe.

This family recipe for banana bread is so quick and easy to put together and the results are the most delicious, moist banana bread you'll find anywhere! Click on the photo to get the recipe.

I’ve tasted a lot of banana bread in my time and I’m not just being biased when I say that this is by far the most moist, delicious banana bread that I’ve ever tasted. As I mentioned earlier, I enjoy it with a bit of butter spread onto it. But it’s quite tasty on its own as well. I like to split this between two loaf pans, which is always good because then you have one to eat and one to give. And really, who doesn’t love receiving banana bread? This also freezes very well, which I found out in those last couple months of pregnancy! Make sure you have a couple good loaf pans to bake this in!

This family recipe for banana bread is so quick and easy to put together and the results are the most delicious, moist banana bread you'll find anywhere! Click on the photo to get the recipe.

Here are some other cakes I love:

 

Yields 6-8

Banana Bread

5 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups of sifted flour (or you can be lazy like me and not sift it)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 1/2 tsp. of baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. of nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 1/2 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 3 ripe bananas (1/3 cup)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease 2 loaf pans.
  2. Sift first five ingredients into a bowl and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, butter, buttermilk and sugar until smooth. Add bananas and continue mixing until well combined.
  4. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5. Pour into loaf pans and bake for 45 minutes or until your cake tester comes out clean. Enjoy!
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    Astrid
    May 4, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    This recipe sounds totally delicious. I’ve never made banana bread, though I’ve seen a lot of recipes for it. May I ask, what is the difference between baking soda and baking powder? I’m not from the U.S. and these seem to be typically American products.
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    Amy Turberville
    May 4, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Sounds delicious! I love family recipes and hearing the stories that accompany them. I am also a huge banana bread fan lol!
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      Jessy
      May 4, 2015 at 10:35 pm

      Thank you! Family recipes are always the best 🙂

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    Heather @ The Nerdy Fox
    May 4, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Banana bread is my favorite treat to make. I love it. I love it plain, with chocolate chips and nuts or one or the other. Yum!
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      Jessy
      May 4, 2015 at 10:35 pm

      Yum, chocolate chips sound like an excellent addition!

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    jenn hecker
    May 4, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Yummy will have to try it one day. I don’t bake very often but it is usually breads when I do.

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      Jessy
      May 4, 2015 at 10:34 pm

      I hope you enjoy!

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    Amy Ngai
    May 4, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Yummy! I love banana bread. There is nothing that is quite as moist as banana bread. It’s such an easy thing to make when I have over ripe bananas. Thanks for this recipe, it looks delicious.
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      Jessy
      May 4, 2015 at 10:34 pm

      Thank you- I completely agree- it’s a time-honored tradition 🙂

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    Erica Brooks
    May 5, 2015 at 7:53 am

    It looks delicious! I love Banana Bread. I’ll have to give this recipe a try. Pinned.
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      Jessy
      May 5, 2015 at 9:18 am

      Thank you- I hope you enjoy 🙂

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    Brittany
    May 5, 2015 at 8:06 am

    I am always on the look out for new banana bread recipes. I hate it when the center of the top gets gooey, this recipe doesn’t seem to have that problem. Can’t wait to try it out!
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      Jessy
      May 5, 2015 at 9:18 am

      I noticed that when it was in one pan it did get gooey but once I split it between two pans it came out perfect. Enjoy!

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    Camesha | Mama Motivator
    May 5, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    I seem to be making banana bread every other week. My kids love it!
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      Jessy
      May 6, 2015 at 8:41 am

      I’ll bet they are- A has only tasted it once and she was immediately a fan!

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    Taylor
    May 6, 2015 at 10:50 am

    This looks incredible. Banana bread is definitely my weakness.

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      Jessy
      May 6, 2015 at 11:30 am

      Mine too and I love it that way!

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    Taylor
    May 6, 2015 at 10:52 am

    This looks delicious! Banana bread is a huge weakness of mine, so I’ll have to try this one out!
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      Jessy
      May 6, 2015 at 11:28 am

      Thank you- I hope you enjoy it!

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    Vicky Sipes
    May 8, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    I would love to try this recipe. I really enjoy banana bread. But I noticed you used buttermilk. I never have any of that on hand. Any way to get around that?

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      Jessy
      May 10, 2015 at 12:17 am

      Hi Vicky- I rarely have butter milk in the house, I usually mix some lemon juice with regular milk to get the same effect (I’ve also heard white vinegar can work in place of the lemon juice). I have to imagine there’s an actual measurement out there, but I’m lazy and usually just squirt a bunch in while whisking it. Joy The Baker has a few good recommendations. Good luck- let me know how it turns out!

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