It’s Buttermilk Banana Bread! Is there a baked good out there more comforting, or more reminiscent of home? It would be hard to top the moist, tender cake, infused with the light, tropical sweetness of banana and the floral fragrance of vanilla. The buttermilk in the batter adds a delightful tang that helps contrast and elevate the sweetness. Find some new nostalgia with a slice of Buttermilk Banana Bread on your plate!

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 medium overripe bananas, mashed with a fork
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil or a similar neutral-flavored oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Spray a 9×5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

Step 3 –In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, the baking powder, the baking soda, and the salt.

Step 4 –In a separate large bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas and the eggs.

Step 5 –Add the buttermilk, the oil, the sugar, and the vanilla to the banana mixture and mix well.

Step 6 –Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined. Do not overmix.

Step 7 –Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.

Step 8 –Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with only moist crumbs clinging to it, about 1 hour-1 hour 10 minutes.

Step 9 –Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes.

Step 10 –Transfer the bread from the pan to a cooling rack to completely cool.

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Step 11 –Slice and serve.