best ever banana bread

★★★★★ 1
By sondra scheel
from monroeville, OH

I found this recipe in one of those weekly magazines found in the check-out line. I did tweak it a little to make it my own. It is awesome! Whenever I make it (it makes two) I freeze one and we eat one. It is usually gone within hours.

★★★★★ 1

Ingredients For best ever banana bread

  • 1 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 stick
    butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 c
    granualted sugar
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1/4 c
    buttermilk
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 1 c
    well mashed, overripe bananas (about 2)
  • 1/4 tsp
    banana extract (optional)
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    lemon juice

How To Make best ever banana bread

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour two 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch loaf pans. Mix flour, salt and baking soda. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • 2
    Add flour mixture and buttermilk, alternating. Beat batter for 2-3 minutes. Add vanilla, nuts and bananas. Spoon into pans. Bake about 50 minutes til toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.
  • 3
    For the glaze, stir confectioners' sugar and lemon juice together until smooth. Pour over cooled loaves. These are so delicious.

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