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the only banana bread recipe you'll ever need

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Paula Todora
Blue Eye, AR

Simple to make and a great way to use up those last 2-3 overripe bananas! Always dependable & moist, and try substituting ingredients; regular milk for the buttermilk, half brown sugar for the sugar, chocolate chips for the raisins-the possibilities are endless. Not too sweet-my grandson has been making this since he was in a highchair at 1 year old.

★★★★★ 2
serves 10
prep time 10 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For the only banana bread recipe you'll ever need

  • 3
    medium ripe bananas
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    raisins (I used golden raisins in the photo)
  • 1/2 c
    buttermilk or regular milk
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 tsp

How To Make the only banana bread recipe you'll ever need

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 350 and spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 2
    In a large bowl peel and break the bananas into the bottom and mash with a potato masher or fork. Add the egg and vanilla and continue mashing.
  • 3
    Add the raisins and buttermilk or milk. Stir by hand with a wooden spoon until just incorporated.
  • 4
    Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt together in a medium bowl and add to banana mixture in large bowl. Stir with wooden spoon only until mixed thoroughly-don't overmix.
  • 5
    Bake 45-50 minutes, or until a wooden pick comes out clean when inserted into middle of loaf, but don't overbake. Remove from oven and cool in pan on cooling rack 5 minutes. Invert and turn over onto cooling rack and cool another 5 minutes before serving warm.