Nanna's Banana Bread


My nanna Towgood has been making this blender banana bread for over 40 years, and it's a family favorite — moist, flavorful, and just the right amount of sweetness. You may substitute chocolate chips for the walnuts if desired.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
1 9x5-inch loaf


  • 2 small very ripe bananas, sliced

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

  2. Combine bananas, sugar, buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla in a blender; process until smooth. Sift together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Pour banana mixture over dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in nuts. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of loaf comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

286 Calories
14g Fat
38g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 286
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 182mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 133mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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