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Buttermilk Banana Bread

Rated as 4.59 out of 5 Stars

"My mom has been making this delicious, moist banana bread for 30 years; it was a family favorite for breakfast!"
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1 h 25 m servings 266
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 loaf)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a loaf pan.
  2. Sift flour, baking soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Per Serving: 266 calories; 9.7 41.7 3.7 31 128 Full nutrition

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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 l...

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.

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.

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 wa...

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!

I added a little more spice with nutmeg and cloves. Few walnuts mixed in and on top.

Very nice! The bread was moist, despite substituting the shortening with applesauce for less calories. The cinnamon is a plus.

Delicious! I used very ripe bananas. I didn’t have shortening, so used softened butter. Followed the rest of the recipe as written. My entire family loved it. Will make it again and again!

Excellent bread-moist and flavorful! I made the bread exactly as the recipe stated and will definitely be making this again.