Tuesday, June 18


When I found this simple recipe 15+ years ago, my tireless hunt for the perfect Banana Nut Bread was over. I never again looked for another one. I have made it countless times since, and given it to people who liked it, and now they continue to make it as well. This is among the very few recipes that I can bake without having to look it up. If all the ingredients are around, it takes only minutes to stir up this simple batter and turn my kitchen into the best smelling bakery in town.  Halfway through the baking time the most amazing aroma starts to fill my house and 'calls' everyone that's home! Then an exercise in patience begins. 'Wait until it cools' is easier said than done for my family, but if I can successfully keep them from cutting into the loaf the reward is truly great. This bread is soft and moist, full of banana flavor, and sweet enough to be called a 'banana cake'. I hope you enjoy it as well!
This sweet and moist banana nut bread has made it to the top of my favorite recipes  list. It's simple and easy and comes out perfect every time. 

Makes 1 Loaf

  • 1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Buttermilk
  • 2 Large Eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 Cup mashed ripe Bananas; about 2 large
  • 1/2 Cup Pecans, chopped; optional

  • Heat oven to 325°F. 
  • Spray the bottom only of a 8 x 4 or 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with flour no-stick cooking spray. 
  • Combine flour, baking soda and salt in large bowl; mix well.
  • Add sugar, oil, buttermilk and eggs; blend well. Add bananas and pecans; mix well. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan; place on wire rack. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled. Wrap tightly and store in refrigerator.
You don't have to worry about spending hours in the kitchen to make this delicious, pretty quick bread for your family. For a recipe that starts from scratch, it couldn't possibly be any easier to bake. Fill your home with the smell of fresh baked Banana Nut Bread....
....you'll be glad ya did!


I like to serve my Banana Bread with softened cream cheese and apricot jam! 

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