Heather Cobden Recipe

Best Buttermilk Banana Bread

By Heather Cobden countrygoddess

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
makes 2 loaves
Prep Time:
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Heather's Story

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!


1 3/4 c
all purpose flour
1 3/4 c
whole wheat flour
1 3/4 c
1 tsp
2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
1/8 tsp
2 c
bananas, mashed
3/4 c
butter, melted
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2/3 c
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
pecans, toasted and chopped (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

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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  • Comments

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    Toni VanNauker Gbuttons - Oct 3, 2012
    Does it need to be part whole wheat flour or can I use just all purpose doubled?
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    Heather Cobden countrygoddess - Oct 4, 2012
    You absolutely can double the all purpose flour. I do that myself about half the time.
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    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. :)
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    Ellen Cairns elcairns - Oct 9, 2012
    I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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    Heather Cobden countrygoddess - Oct 10, 2012
    I'm glad you liked, Ellen! =)