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Monday, March 21, 2011

Banana Bread

I have made banana bread from the same recipe since my Sophomore year home-ec class ('74-'75)! I've tried several others over the years, but I always come back to this one. It is consistently moist, soft & tasty. So . . . if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? '-)

You will need:

~1/2 c. shortening OR butter OR margarine (if you use margarine, use a non-hydrogenated brand like Earth Balance)
~1 c. sugar OR 2/3 c. honey
~2 large eggs
~1 to 1-1/2 mashed ripe (RIPE) bananas
~1/3 c. buttermilk OR 1/3 c. milk & 1 ts. vinegar
~2 c. bread flour
~1 ts. baking soda
~1/2 ts. salt (I use sea salt)


1) Cream together the shortening (or butter or margarine) & sugar (or honey) with an electric mixer

2) Then blend in the eggs & mashed ripe bananas

3) Add in the buttermilk (or milk & vinegar); sift the bread flour, baking soda & salt & then add it to the mixture. HINT: sifting helps make your bread nice & soft

4) Grease & lightly flour a 9"x5"x3" loaf pan; pour in the batter & bake 50 - 60 minutes at 350*

5) Serve warm with your homemade butter. Enjoy!!!

Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><


  1. I too love banana bread...could eat it every day LOL. Sounds like an awesome recipe. Will definitely be trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing.


  2. The banana bread looks so yummy, Kim. I will have to give that a try.

  3. getting the nanners when I go shopping, I have all the rest of the ingredients...thank you for sharing.


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