Making banana bread is easy. Waiting on it to come out of the oven is hard. Crusty on the outside and moist and flavorful inside, this recipe is sure to become one of your favorites. It also tastes great if you add fresh blueberries, chocolate chips or chopped nuts.
Start with some ripe bananas. I like to use them before they get too dark and mushy.
These are the basic ingredients and it’s so easy to make.
The mixed batter ready to be popped into the oven.
1 1/2 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 1/2 – 3 large)
3/4 cup blueberries (optional)
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
3/4 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with bakers joy or pam spray. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt. Make well in center. Add sugar, eggs, oil and buttermilk. You can also use a mixer. Stir and fold in bananas. If using blueberries, dust blueberries with about 1 Tablespoon or less of flour. This keeps the berries from sinking to the bottom of the bread. Gently fold in blueberries if using. Pour batter into pan. Bake 60-70 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
2.*The riper the bananas, the darker the bread will be. I like the taste and color of this when it’s made while the bananas are ripe but still a light color.