Monday, September 5, 2011

Banana Bread

I first tasted this bread almost 20 years ago & my friend, who always shares good recipes, immediately shared it with me.  If you don't have a good banana bread recipe, I hope you try this one.  I've never tried another one after tasting this.  It's moist & super good!

 1/2 c. shortening
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
pinch of salt
1 t. soda
1/3 c. buttermilk
2 c. flour
3 large or 4 small bananas, mashed
1 c. nuts, chopped (can use mini chocolate chips)
1 t. vanilla

Cream together the shortening & sugar.  Add the eggs & salt & mix well. 

Dissolve the soda in the buttermilk.  (I often use 1 T. powdered buttermilk & water in place of the fresh buttermilk).  Add to the creamed mixture.  Add the rest of the ingredients & mix well.

Pour into 1 large or 2 small greased loaf pans.  Bake at 325 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Let sit in pans for about 10 minutes & then turn out onto a wire rack to cool.

Note:  I love it with the mini chocolate chips, but my hubby prefers the nuts!

I am sharing this with Tea Party Tuesday .


  1. ok...can you believe that I have never made banana bread? I have asked my mom for our "family recipe" forever and she always gives me the line.."oh I just throw stuff in, there is no recipe!" Well I am going to whip this up for sure! Thanks for linking it to me!

  2. I have never tried banana bread made with buttermilk. I bet I could use my kefir to make this instead of the buttermilk. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. I love banana bread and was thinking of making some this week. I even have a container of buttermilk in the fridge so I might try this recipe. I might use butter instead of shortening though.

    Best wishes,


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