Old Fashioned Banana Bread Recipe

Old Fashioned Banana Bread Recipe.  How to make good old-fashioned banana bread (known back in the days as a tea loaf and meant to be sliced thin and spread with butter before eating.)  The perfect recipe is hard to find.  It’s probably one of the questions we hear most often. So here is our favorite banana bread recipe.    Enjoy!

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Old-fashioned banana bread recipe


1 cup sugar
2 medium-sized VERY RIPE (brown speckled) bananas
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup buttermilk (you can use regular milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Walnuts (optional) …as many as you’d like.  We use about 2/3 cup

Oven to 350.   Grease the bottom only of a loaf pan.  In a large bowl mix the first 6 ingredients then stir in the remaining ingredients JUST UNTIL MOISTENED.  The key to a good bread is not to over mix it. If you do you will make it tough.

Pour into loaf pan and bake for 55-60 minutes.  Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan.

Allow to cool completely before slicing.  Otherwise it will tend to crumble.  Freezes well, so make a few at once.

Don’t forget to check out our recipe page.  New recipes for Pumpkin Bread, a wonderful sausage turkey dressing, and more coming up this week!


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