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A half loaf of banana bread on a cooling rack.
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Best Buttermilk Banana Bread

The Best Banana Bread Recipe starts with brown sugar is loaded with bananas, hints of vanilla, all combined into a delicious buttermilk infused batter. The banana bread bakes up into a divinely moist recipe you will be baking time and time again.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, breads, breakfast
Servings: 2 loaves
Calories: 196kcal


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated cane sugar
  • 1 cup 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup nuts optional
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 6 very ripe bananas


  • 1.   Preheat oven to 350ºF.

    2. Generously butter two loaf pans. In a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • 3.    Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
  • 4.    With the mixer on low, add the eggs one at a time, beating after adding each egg. Add the bananas, vanilla, buttermilk, and vanilla.
  • 5.    Slowly add the flour mixture until just combined. Then add nuts if desired. (I put nuts into half of the batter and make one loaf with nuts and one without)
  • 6.    Divide evenly into two prepared loaf pans. Bake for approximately 50 minutes to 1 hour (ovens vary).
  • 7.    Remove from oven and turn loaves out on cooling rack immediately and let cool.



Serving: 11 serving | Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 183mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g