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Grandma's Banana Bread

Keyword Banana Bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 1-1/4 Cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 Cups (or 3 large) overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 Cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350*F. Prep a 9x5 loaf pan by spraying the bottom only with cooking spray.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Then add eggs and beat well.

  3. Add mashed bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla, and beat well until smooth.

  4. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt. Then pour into the banana mixture and beat until just combined.

  5. Pour into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes back out clean. Cool for about 1 hour before slicing into 1/2 inch slices.