This really is the best banana bread I have ever tasted. Very moist and it freezes well. I also bake this in 3 small loaf pans however you may need to shorten the baking time.

Rose

Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9x5 inch loaf
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray one 9x5 inch loaf pan with non-stick spray coating.

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  • Blend together the eggs, buttermilk, oil and bananas.

  • Sift together the sugar, flour, baking soda and salt. Add to banana mixture and stir in pecans. Mix well.

  • Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

307 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 44.2g 14% DV; fat 13.6g 21% DV; cholesterol 31.3mg 10% DV; sodium 221.1mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2011
Seriously.. stop writing reviews of 'best ever' when you changed the entire recipe!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/16/2012
Okay, I've made lots of Banana Bread. This may satisy the palate of one who is used to eating out and eating processed foods, but if you are a down-to-earth, cook-everything-from-scratch kind of person, this recipe is not for you. Too sweet, crisp sides (due to the high level of sugar), and not a real banana flavor. It didn't peak and crest, but remained kind of flat (I'm guessing from the lower heating 325 for 1 and 1/2 hour instead of the standard 350 for 1 hour). It has taught me a lesson though . . .to stick with what works! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2011
Seriously.. stop writing reviews of 'best ever' when you changed the entire recipe!!!!! Read More
(2535)
Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2006
Oh my GAAAAWWWDDDD! This was the BEST bread EVER! Here are the changes I made: * 1 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar * add 1 tsp. vanilla * add 1 tsp. cinnamon * substitute apple sauce for the oil * cooked in a Pampered Chef mini loaf stone pan (4 small loaves) * sprinkled Ghiardelli chocolate cooking chips (60% cocoa) on top * cooked for 57 minutes * I used 3 overly ripe bananas, which was more than 1 cup It is so out of this world...chewy on the outside and moist and dense on the inside...but not overly sweet. I ate a whole mini loaf steaming right of the oven, b/c I couldn't stop. I'm going to go into a banana bread coma! Delicioso! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2003
This is wonderful. Yogurt works as well as buttermilk. I also accidentally found out that if you use vanilla yogurt instead of buttermilk, applesauce instead of oil, and cut out the sugar, it's a pretty good low fat, low sugar treat. Better if it sits for a day so the natural sugars can absorb. I've tweaked this recipe a lot and no matter how I make it it's wonderful! Thanks, Rose! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2003
Thanks, Rose, for a wonderful recipe. I have made this bread several times and it is definitely a favorite. For a simple topping, mix together 2 TBLS. each finely chopped nuts and granulated sugar with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and a generous dash of nutmeg. Sprinkle on batter before baking and press lightly with the back of a spoon. This topping gives the bread a sweet crunch ~ delicious!! Thanks, again, for sharing!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2005
This is definitely THE BEST banana bread I've ever come across- but I swear I've made it even better. Try this- Take 4 oz. of room temp cream cheese, beat it together with 3T milk until smooth. Add 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1/2 t. vanilla and mix until incorporated. Drizzle this over your banana bread when it's done, take a bite and you will swear you've died and gone to heaven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2003
This banana bread lives up to its name as "best banana bread". It freezes perfectly and tasted just as good a week later as when I had just baked it. When I greased the loaf pan, I dusted the pan with sugar. This gave it a crunchy crust with a moist interior. Try this recipe! You won't be disappointed! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2010
Wow! The title of the recipe couldn't be more fitting! This stuff is the best. I love banana bread and this one was very moist and oh so good. I used 3 overly ripe bananas that I mashed up so it was a little over 1 cup. I used 1 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup of brown. I added 1 tsp. of vanilla and 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon. I left out the nuts, but next time I might add in some walnuts. I sprayed my glass pan with Pam for baking (a life saver) and baked it at 350 for a little over an hour. It smelled incredible and tasted even better - great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/15/2012
Okay, I've made lots of Banana Bread. This may satisy the palate of one who is used to eating out and eating processed foods, but if you are a down-to-earth, cook-everything-from-scratch kind of person, this recipe is not for you. Too sweet, crisp sides (due to the high level of sugar), and not a real banana flavor. It didn't peak and crest, but remained kind of flat (I'm guessing from the lower heating 325 for 1 and 1/2 hour instead of the standard 350 for 1 hour). It has taught me a lesson though . . .to stick with what works! Read More
(168)
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2007
This is an exccellent banana bread recipe. Most recipes I've tried turn out being dry or rather "blah". I gave this recipe 5 stars (despite some substitutions I made) because of the moistness and great flavor. I used vanilla yogurt rather than butt4rmilk, 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar, an extra 1/2 cup of mashed banana (I had 4 banans that were beginning to look like a scienc project), an extra 1/4 of flour, and a heaping 1 tsp of cinnamon. I'm not telling my mom, but this recipe is better than hers. I will definitely be making banana bread more often now!! Read More
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