This Buttermilk Banana Bread has a super moist texture and a delicious banana flavor. This one is a keeper banana bread for sure.
Everybody loves good banana bread. While I am partial to my other Banana Bread Recipe, this Buttermilk Banana Bread comes a close second. Don’t be fooled by the buttermilk in this recipe though. Buttermilk is what makes this Banana Bread absolutely delicious!
As I’ve mentioned before in some of the other Banana Bread recipes on this site, the riper the bananas the better. To be honest, I never realized how many different ways there were to make Banana Bread. The good thing is it’s pretty hard to find a “bad” banana bread recipe.
If you don’t have any Buttermilk on hand and don’t feel like going to your local grocery store, check the Chef’s Notes on the recipe card for an easy substitute.
How to pick the right Bananas
The best bananas for banana bread are when they are overripe, not yellow but black. Or they’re at least streaked with black/brown. The darker the better. If you can’t find overripe bananas, you can speed up the process by putting the bananas in a paper bag along with an apple and loosely fold down the top. The bananas should ripen in just a day or two using this method.
How to Make Buttermilk Banana Bread.
1- Preheat Oven to 350°F.
2- In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar using an electric mixer.
3- Add eggs and mix well. Add buttermilk, vanilla extract, and mashed bananas to the creamed butter mixture.
4- Add all the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix well. Optionally you can fold in chopped nuts at this point.
5- Pour mixture into greased loaf pan and bake for 70 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Buttermilk Banana Bread
- 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
- 1 Cup White Sugar
- 2 Egg(s)
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 3 Bananas, Mashed
- 1/2 Cup Buttermilk
- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Cup Nuts, Chopped
how to make this recipe
- Preheat Oven to 350°F.
- In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar using an electric mixer.
- Add eggs and mix well. Add buttermilk, vanilla extract and mashed bananas to the creamed butter mixture.
- Add all the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix well. Optionally you can fold in chopped nuts at this point.
- Pour mixture into greased loaf pan and bake for 70 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
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