Indescribably Delicious Banana Bread

Indescribably Delicious Banana Bread Recipe

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Kimberly S


Banana bread was one of the few things my mother made from scratch, and I loved hers. Sadly, I lost her recipe, so my daughter and I went in search of a new one, one grandmother-worthy. I wish I could remember in which cookbook we found this one. All I know is that this has become our family standard, worthy of its name.


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1 c
1 1/2 c
very ripe bananas
1 tsp
1 tsp
2/3 c
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
2 c


1 c
chopped pecans (note: i toast mine.)
3/4 c
dark brown sugar
6 Tbsp
1/3 c

How to Make Indescribably Delicious Banana Bread


  • 1In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
  • 2In a medium-size bowl, mash bananas.
    Beat eggs; add to bananas along with vanilla and buttermilk.
    Mix well, then add to mixture in the large mixing bowl.
  • 3In a third bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking soda.
    (Confession: I never sift them, and I don't dirty a third bowl.)
    Add to banana mixture; mix well.
  • 4Grease and flour 2 large loaf pans or 4 - 5 mini loaf pans.
    Distribute batter evenly amongst them.
  • 5Bake at 350 degrees F until bread pulls away from the sides: 45 - 50 minutes for a large loaf; 30 minutes for a mini loaf. DON'T OVERCOOK!
  • 6About 10 minutes before the bread is done, begin making the topping. In a 1-quart saucepan over medium heat, melt 6 Tbs. butter. Stir in the brown sugar and milk. Cook until very syrupy. Stir frequently, if not constantly.
  • 7Remove syrup from heat. Stir in nuts. Pour over warm cooked bread, spreading topping to all corners. Broil until brown and bubbly, about 1 minute.

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About Indescribably Delicious Banana Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #banana, #pecans

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