almost-famous banana bread

This post was first published in July 2011 but is getting new life thanks to reFresh Friday.

I don’t bake much. But the things I do bake, I happen to be an expert at.

Not to brag or anything, of course. So you need to make this ridiculously good banana bread. It’s really simple and there’s a good chance you have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now. Quick and easy banana bread recipe, what more could you want?

banana bread recipe

banana bread
3/4 cup margarine (or butter Crisco)
1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs
3 bananas (slightly mashed)
1 tsp. vanilla

combine in a separate bowl & sift:
2 cups flour
1 tsp. soda
3/4 tsp. salt

add dry ingredients to creamed mixture in batches, alternating dry ingredients with 1/2 cup buttermilk.  pour into two loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

eat. delicious. repeat.
*I don’t ever have buttermilk just sitting around so according to this handy and well-loved cookbook, you can substitute milk with a splash of white vinegar.  It works and they’re still yummy.  I’ve actually never made the recipe with buttermilk, I always do the substitution.
*Also, we don’t like nuts in our banana bread, but adding nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruit to this bread is perfectly acceptable!
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