Best Buttermilk Banana Bread

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Serves: makes 2 loaves
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1 3/4 c all purpose flour
1 3/4 c whole wheat flour
1 3/4 c sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
2 c bananas, mashed
4 eggs
3/4 c butter, melted
2/3 c buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c pecans, toasted and chopped (optional)

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Heather Cobden Recipe
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Hinesburg, VT (pop. 12,915)
Member Since May 2011
Heather's notes for this recipe:
This is the best banana bread I've ever eaten and it's the buttermilk that is the secret. When my kids see that our bananas are past their prime, they ask me to make a loaf of this fantastic bread!
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Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare two 9x5-inch loaf pans.
Combine dry ingredients (first 8 ingredients) in a large bowl.
Combine wet ingredients (next 5 ingredients) in a medium bowl.
Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and combine just until flour is moistened. Add nuts if using and combine (do not overmix).

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user Toni VanNauker Gbuttons - Oct 3, 2012
Does it need to be part whole wheat flour or can I use just all purpose doubled?
user Heather Cobden countrygoddess - Oct 4, 2012
You absolutely can double the all purpose flour. I do that myself about half the time.
user Ellen Cairns elcairns - Oct 9, 2012
This IS the BEST Banana Bread ever!! My family loved it. I have Celiac disease so I have a gluten intolerance and cannot use wheat, barley, or rye in my cooking. I used 1/2 Jules gluten free flour blend and a 1/2 Bob's Red Mill gluten free flour blend. I also added about 3 T. ground flax seed to give it more fiber. It turned out beautifully and moist and the two loaves were gone in no time at all. My husband was complaining about only getting 2 slices!! I know I will be making more banana bread this week. Thanks for sharing your recipe. :)
user Ellen Cairns elcairns - Oct 9, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Heather Cobden countrygoddess - Oct 10, 2012
I'm glad you liked, Ellen! =)

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