Best Buttermilk Banana Bread

Heather Cobden


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!


★★★★★ 2 votes

makes 2 loaves
10 Min
1 Hr


  • 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
  • 4
  • 3/4 c
    butter, melted
  • 2/3 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    pecans, toasted and chopped (optional)

How to Make Best Buttermilk Banana Bread


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare two 9x5-inch loaf pans.
  2. Combine dry ingredients (first 8 ingredients) in a large bowl.
  3. Combine wet ingredients (next 5 ingredients) in a medium bowl.
  4. 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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