If you’ve got overly ripe banana’s then you’re going to need this fail-proof easy Banana Bread Recipe. 3 bananas and buttermilk give this moist homemade banana bread extra flavor, which will make this recipe a keeper.
Easy Banana Bread Recipe
Quick bread recipes are my favorites because there’s no yeast to deal with. Homemade banana bread recipes can be tweaked by adding cocoa, chocolate chips, another fruit, it all depends on your mood and on what you have on hand. I’ve got a few of my favorites right here on TCL and the one thing they all have in common is the moist texture and the delicious banana flavor. No one likes dry banana bread or banana muffins.
Try these banana bread recipe varieties.
- Buttermilk Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips
- Banana Mango Coconut Banana Bread
- Sour Cream Banana Bread
- Strawberry Banana Bread
- Banana Praline Bread
I found this old fashioned recipe in an old community cookbook from my mother-in-law’s stash and thought I’d try this banana bread recipe that called for sour milk. I used buttermilk instead… basically the same thing. I love old cookbooks like that. They are often poorly written, or have ingredients by a different name, but I love reading the author’s name.
I also snagged this beautiful ceramic handled mixing bowl. I love kitchen items passed down.
How to Make Banana Bread from Scratch
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup butter - room temp
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1. tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup to 2/3 cups buttermilk
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 3 ripe bananas - mashed
- Set oven at 325°
- Grease 2 regular size loaf pans.
- In a medium bowl, mix dry ingredients together and set aside.
- In a large bowl, blend together sugar and butter.
- Add eggs and mix.
- Alternate adding dry mixture and buttermilk.
- Blend in bananas.
- Bake for 60 minutes.
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Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1 slice
Amount Per Serving Calories 532Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 78mgSodium 677mgCarbohydrates 97gFiber 3gSugar 56gProtein 8g
Nutrition information may not be accurate.
Why do Overly Ripe Bananas Work Best for Banana Bread
We always hear about saving our overly ripe bananas for banana bread or muffins. This is because they are much easier to mash, which will blend into the batter easier, as well as they tend to be sweeter, which makes a much better tasting product. The banana scent is much stronger too with bananas that have overripened.
How to Ripen Bananas Quickly for Banana Bread
There is nothing worse than when you have a hankering for baking banana bread and all your bananas are not ripe enough. If only could wave a magic wand to overripen them quickly.
You can! To quickly ripen, just place unpeeled bananas on a parchment-lined or foil-lined baking sheet and bake them at 300 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the banana skins turn black all over.
Can you Make Banana Bread with Fresh Bananas
If you must, yes you can. They may be harder to mash and your banana bread may not be as rich in banana flavor, but I’m sure it will still be a delicious treat.
There are so many different ways to make banana bread, I’d love to know your favorite secrets.