Grandmas Buttermilk Banana Bread

Janet Scott


I've been making this for so long, it's another family favorite.
The smells in your kitchen will bring the mailman to your door!

This recipe makes 8 loaves, so be prepared! If I'm going through the mess and time why not make up a bunch. They freeze up really good and make perfect gifts!



★★★★★ 3 votes

8 loaves


  • 2 1/2 c
    shortening (i use crisco)
  • 5 c
    white sugar
  • 10 large
  • 5 c
    mashed blackened bananas
  • 10 c
    all purpose flour
  • 5 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp
  • 1 2/3 c
    buttermilk (or mix up 2 teaspoons lemon juice in whole milk)

How to Make Grandmas Buttermilk Banana Bread


  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees

    prepare 8 bread pans, grease and flour. Do not use spray. If you add nuts you may be able to squeeze out another loaf!
    You can also make up a bunch of mini loaves.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add your shortening and sugar, mix well.
    Add your eggs, blend well.
  3. Add your bananas, blend well.
  4. In another mixing bowl add your flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Whisk that to blend evenly.
  5. Gradually alternate your flour mixture and buttermilk to the wet ingredients beginning and ending with the flour.
  6. After everything is mixed, fill your prepared pans about 1/2 full.
  7. Bake 4 loaves at a time for about 45 to 50 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.
    DO NOT OVER BAKE, just when the bread is baked and looks a tad wet just at the top I take them out.
  8. Remove them right away from your pans. I flip them on their sides then after 5 minutes flip them on their other side.
  9. I couldn't resist and cut one while it was still hot and put a little butter on it! All gone!

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