Your family will love this delicious buttermilk banana bread!
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.
Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 30-35 min. RESULTS ARE BEST IF MADE IN SMALL LOAF PANS Yields about 6 small loaves.
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.
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.