Best Banana Bread Ever

Without a doubt, I am not a baker. I hate having to read directions and be all exact, which does not bode well when you are trying to make cakes, cookies, candy, etc… That being said, I still like to do it every once in a while. In fact, I do take some joy in it when the results are positive and not a “what in the hell is that” kind of product. This banana bread is definitely not one of those. It’s a pat yourself on the back and yell hooray kind of banana bread.


You can either grease two loaf pans or you can line them with parchment paper. I prefer the latter. This recipe makes two loaves.

Preheat oven to 350F

1 3/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/4 c. flour
1 1/3 tsp. baking soda
3/4 c. canola oil
3 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. buttermilk
4-5 really ripe bananas
1 c. pecans or walnuts (optional)

Mix all the dry ingredients into a bowl. In a mixer, use the paddle to whip up the bananas. You can also do this part by hand or with a potato masher. Add all the liquid ingredients to the bananas. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients. By hand, mix in the nuts. Pour equal amounts into the prepared loaf pans. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.



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