Thursday, June 3, 2010

Bananas out our ears

I bought bananas last week for the kiddos. Why is it, when you buy a bunch of bananas, they barely eat one; but when you buy a couple of bananas, they're gone in just a day. Anyway, had planned on making 'fools banana cream pie', didn't have any Nilla wafer pie crusts, then when I got home to see that I had Nilla wafers, I didn't have any vanilla pudding! Argh! So, I decided banana bread was the way to go. My recipe courtesy of the Betty Crocker Cookbook calls for buttermilk. Yup, you guessed it; no buttermilk. So I went on the search for a new banana bread recipe. I found one on It was AWESOME!!! I thought I would share:


1 cup butter or margarine

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons soda

4 cups flour

6 large bananas, very ripe, mashed

1 cup finely chopped pecans


Slight addendum to the recipe above.  I only had 4 over-ripe large banana today (5.17.12), but the bread is still wonderful!

Smush the bananas with a fork. 

Cream together butter and sugar. 

Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. 

Now, here is where my camera decided to stop working.  I'll wing it from here with just instructions. Sift dry ingredients together; add to creamed mixture. Stir in bananas and chopped pecans.  

2nd addendum to the above recipe: I bought a package of already chopped walnuts that yielded 1 3/4 cup.  Yup, you guessed it; I dumped the whole package in.  YUM!

Pour banana nut bread batter into 2 well-greased loaf pans; bake at 325° for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. This banana nut bread recipe makes 2 loaves.

And the final product.  Because when I woke up this morning, my camera decided to start working again.  Very strange.  

Enjoy!  It is the best, moist banana bread I have ever made, or tasted for that matter.

Sharing here: The Country Cook's Weekend Potluck, Kayla's Creation's Sunday Roundup, Our Delightful Home's Show Me What You Got


  1. Yum, I love banana bread. It's just so yummy, and one of the best ways to use really ripe bananas. Thanks so much for sharing this at Sunday Round Up! Hope you have a great week!
    -Kayla :)

  2. that looks delish! i sometimes buy the very ripe bananas (usually on a cart with some other fruit/veggies toward the back of the grocers) just so i can make banana bread- it is so simple. i'll have to try this recipe next time!