Bread | October 2, 2019

Buttermilk Banana Bread

Fluffy, creamy, perfectly moist buttermilk banana bread. Hands down the best you will ever make- and I promise that! I’ve tried so many recipes and this one is IT! If I don’t restrain my family from eating too much of it.
slices of banana bread

WHAT INGREDIENTS YOU  NEED FOR BUTTERMILK BANANA BREAD

  •  ripe, smashed bananas
  • buttermilk
  • flour, sugar
  • baking soda and baking powder
  • eggs
  • butter

ingredients for buttermilk banana bread in bowls

HOW TO MAKE BUTTERMILK

If you find yourself out of buttermilk or it isn’t available to you, you can make it at home! Using your thickest milk or heavy cream add 1 tbs lemon juice (or vinegar) for every one cup of milk, let sit for 5 minutes . I do find using  half and half or heavy cream makes the bread more moist and closer resembles true buttermilk. But if you are in a pinch whatever milk you have at home will work.
loaf cut in half to show fluffy banana bread

HOW CAN I MAKE GLUTEN FREE BUTTERMILK BANANA BREAD?

I love this gluten-free flour by cup-4-cup. It has been the best substitution for bread for me yet! If I find a better one I will let you know. As you can see in this Almond Poppyseed Bread it still comes out so perfectly fluffy!
bag of brand gluten free flour

HOW TO MAKE BUTTERMILK BANANA BREAD

  1. Start by mixing your dry ingredients together, ensuring everything is well incorporated.
  2. using a fork mash up your ripe bananas
  3. Mix your wet ingredients and bananas into your dry ingredients gradually.
  4. Pour your banana bread into a non-stick pan, or spray a non-stick spray before hand.

4 steps to making banana bread

BAKING YOUR BANANA BREAD

sliced banana bread in bread pan

WHAT SIZE LOAF DO I USE?

I prefer using smaller loaf pans. My favorite are 3×5 aluminum pans you can find at your grocery store in the paper goods isle. These bake quicker allowing the bread to have a nice crisp crust but not over done on the outside. I find the bigger the pan is the longer the bread has to cook causing a dryer over done crust. The small aluminum pans also are great for sharing with friends.

sliced banana bread with loaf behind it

CAN I MAKE THESE INTO MUFFINS?

ABSOLUTELY! I frequently will make muffins out of this recipe, or I’ll do some small loaves and muffins. switch it up, the kids will love it!

HOW LONG DO I BAKE BANANA BREAD?

This will depend on what size bread pan you have put your batter in. For muffins about 15-20 minutes. Smaller loaves like 3×5 aluminum pans about 30 minutes. For 8in pans about 45 minutes and for 9in+  allow 50-60 minutes. To test out your bread if you press down on the top of your bread and springs back it is done. If you press down and it depresses and stays depressed that means your bread is still doughy inside.

sliced banana bread

CAN I ADD CHOCOLATE CHIPS?

HECK YES! you don’t even need to ask. Add your favorite brand and flavor. It will be delicious. I’d recommend 12 oz bag would be plenty!

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5 from 2 votes
sliced banana bread with loaf behind it
Buttermilk Banana Bread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Your family will love this delicious buttermilk banana bread!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, buttermilk bread
Servings: 30 servings
Calories: 202 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 3 C. flour
  • 1 1/2 C. sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 C. butter
  • 1 1/2 C. buttermilk
  • 4 large mashed bananas
Instructions
  1. mix together dry ingredients
  2. in a separate bowl mix wet ingredients
  3. add dry and wet ingredients, mix well.
  4. Make your own buttermilk see notes below- mix 1.5 cups half and half (or milk or cream, half and half preferred) and 1.5 T lemon juice or vinegar. Let stand for 5 minutes before mixing with other ingredients.

  5. Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 30-35 min. RESULTS ARE BEST IF MADE IN SMALL LOAF PANS Yields about 6 small loaves.

Recipe Notes

HOW LONG DO I BAKE BANANA BREAD? 

This will depend on what size bread pan you have put your batter in. For muffins about 15-20 minutes. For smaller loaves like the aluminum pans about 30 minutes. For 8in pans about 45 minutes and for 9in+  allow 50-60 minutes. To test out your bread if you press down on the top of your bread and springs back it is done. If you press down and it depresses and stays depressed that means your bread is still doughy inside. 

WHAT SIZE LOAF DO I USE? 

I prefer using smaller loaf pans. My favorite are 3x5 aluminum pans you can find at your grocery store in the paper goods isle. These bake quicker allowing the bread to have a nice crisp crust but not over done on the outside. I find the bigger the pan is the longer the bread has to cook causing a dryer over done crust. The small aluminum pans also are great for sharing with friends. 

HOW TO MAKE BUTTERMILK

If you find yourself out of buttermilk or it isn't available to you, you can make it at home! Using your thickest milk or heavy cream add 1 tbs lemon juice (or vinegar) for every one cup of milk, let sit for 5 minutes . I do find using  half and half or heavy cream makes the bread more moist and closer resembles true buttermilk. But if you are in a pinch whatever milk you have at home will work.

HOW CAN I MAKE GLUTEN FREE BUTTERMILK BANANA BREAD? 

I love this gluten-free flour by cup-4-cup. It has been the best substitution for bread for me yet! If I find a better one I will let you know. As you can see in this Almond Poppyseed Bread it still comes out so perfectly fluffy!
 
Nutrition Facts
Buttermilk Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 161mg7%
Potassium 130mg4%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 201IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 5 stars
    I had my own recipe of banana bread, but this one is the coolest! It is my friend’s birthday in two days, she is a sweet teeth, and she is a real fan of banana bread, but I cook it very often, so I wanted to make something special for her. This recipe costs every minute spent on cooking it, though the plate will be empty in 15 minutes))) I have never trued to use buttermilk for that. Looks so appetizing. Sometimes I add nuts or some other spices to banana bread, it’s almost universal. And, of course, very-very tasty!