My mom has been making this delicious, moist banana bread for 30 years; it was a family favorite for breakfast!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 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 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a loaf pan.

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  • Sift flour, baking soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.

  • Beat sugar and shortening together in a separate large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy; add 1 egg at a time, thoroughly beating the first into the sugar mixture before adding the second. Beat banana and vanilla into the wet mixture together. Stream buttermilk into wet mixture while continually beating until smooth; add flour mixture and continue to beat until you have a smooth batter. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

266 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 41.7g; fat 9.7g; cholesterol 31.4mg; sodium 127.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2015
I did make this with butter rather than shortening, but otherwise I followed the recipe for this. This is a nice, basic banana bread, and I know that the family members who will eat this will love it warmed up with some butter slathered on it! Thanks, MAGDIEGO! EDIT I think this could be missing a touch of salt! That could make the difference for me. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2015
I did make this with butter rather than shortening, but otherwise I followed the recipe for this. This is a nice, basic banana bread, and I know that the family members who will eat this will love it warmed up with some butter slathered on it! Thanks, MAGDIEGO! EDIT I think this could be missing a touch of salt! That could make the difference for me. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2017
This banana bread was delicious. The only thing I will change next time I make it is to reduce the amount of sugar. It was way too sweet for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2020
I added a little more spice with nutmeg and cloves. Few walnuts mixed in and on top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2017
Wow! is this ever a good recipe! Moist but not too heavy. I added 1/2 a cup of chocolate chips to the batter and now my son is totally addicted! lol. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2016
I only added about 1.5 cups of flour and added about half a bag of chocolate chips. I also didn't sift the flour combination (don't own one) and it turned out good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2019
Very nice! The bread was moist, despite substituting the shortening with applesauce for less calories. The cinnamon is a plus. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2017
01.31.17 Needed to use up some buttermilk found some bananas in the freezer and needed fruit breads for school. This recipe fit the bill for all three. This bread came together quickly and was in the oven in no time. I made three small loaves rather than one large loaf. Bake time is about 40 minutes. The bread is moist and delicious. I will be using this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2015
Love the addition of the buttermilk. I used a stick of butter rather than shortening. I also added raspberries. I found the cooking time to be 1 hour 15 at 350. Very moist! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2016
This was very good. The charity we donated 4 loaves to raved about how great it was. The only change we made was chocolate chips and walnuts were added right before baking. Read More
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