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Mom's Banana Bread

A childhood classic at its best
Banana Bread

I love cooking things from my childhood, and this was one of the staples in my house as kid. Enjoy it with your afternoon coffee or as a late night treat. For banana bread tips and substitution ideas, check out our banana bread guide.

Ready in
1 h and 10 m
10 m
(prepare time)
1 h
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 1 1/14 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 Cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 Cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 330F. Grease a 9-inch loaf pan.

Step 2: In a large bowl, combine the 1 1/4 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Give it a good mix.

Step 3: In a separate bowl, mash the 2 bananas, then mix in 2 eggs, 1/2 cup oil, 1/4 cup buttermilk and 1 tablespoon vanilla. Gently mix the dry ingredients with the wet. Pour into the prepared loaf pan.

Step 4: Bake for about one hour or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the bread comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. Store in a sealed bag on the counter for up to a few days, or tightly wrapped with foil and plastic wrap in the freezer for up to 1 month.