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Buttermilk Banana Bread Recipe

Our family loves banana bread! It’s great for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert. This recipe for Buttermilk Banana Bread is so easy, yet produces a high yield of servings with very little effort.

This banana bread recipe was created by accident. One day, I was cleaning out my freezer and noticed I had quite a few frozen bananas in there that needed to be used. I started with my usual recipe for banana bread and decided to start experimenting and changing up the ingredients.

When baking with buttermilk, I generally never use an entire container of it. So, this particular day I had buttermilk on hand from another recipe I made and added it to the banana bread batter, hoping for good results. While I was at it, I also threw in a little extra sugar and some cinnamon to add another level of flavor to the recipe.

It was an instant hit with my daughter and I but the real test was serving it to my husband. Banana bread is such a comfort food and he gets a little nervous when I mess with what he deems perfection, but he deemed the changes a success! This has become my new go to recipe for banana bread…when I have extra buttermilk on hand, of course! Enjoy!

Buttermilk Banana Bread Recipe

Buttermilk Banana Bread Recipe

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 60 mins
Total time: 1 hour 10 mins
Serve warm with a pat of butter for some homemade deliciousness!

Buttermilk Banana Bread Recipe Ingredients
• 1/2 c. salted butter, room temperature
• 3/4 c. brown sugar
• 1/4 c. white sugar
• 2 c. all-purpose flour (you can also use a wheat/white mix)
• 1 tsp. baking soda
• 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
• 2 eggs
• 3 T. buttermilk
• 3 c. overripe bananas (3-4 bananas, depending on size)

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Lightly coat a 9×5 loaf pan with cooking spray.
3. Cream butter and sugar together using a mixer. Set aside.
4. Mash bananas with a fork and beat eggs and buttermilk into mix.
5. In a separate bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, and baking soda.
6. Incorporate wet ingredients into dry; stir until completely mixed.
7. Pour mix into loaf pan.
8. Bake for approximately 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

This yummy guest recipe post and photo is by my friend Kelly (Texas Type A Mom), a gorgeous Texan with two beautiful daughters who features other delicious recipes on her site.


  • I love banana bread but rarely make it because my kids never let bananas get to the over-ripe stage.

  • I hear that this is an awesome recipe 🙂 I love banana bread!

  • This sounds so yummy, I love banana bread.

  • Mmmm… Banana bread… LOVE it! Another recipe for the collection.

  • Great recipe!

  • you had me at banana. Banana bread is my absolute favorite!

  • This sounds extremely good!

  • Stefanie

    yum…love banana bread!

  • Billie

    Thanks for sharing, I love banana bread.

  • This seems easy enough to make an a hurry and sounds so good!

  • What a great recipe!

  • This looks yummy and I love banana bread muffins for breakfast.

  • Thanks for allowing me to guest post! I love this recipe and it does great in the freezer or made with frozen bananas too!

  • That looks great. Banana bread is a favorite here!

  • I’ve had banana bread made with cream cheese, but I bet this is even more moist!

  • I love banana bread! Never thought of using buttermilk!

  • I love Banana baked goods!! Yum.

  • This looks so good! We love banana bread here!

  • I love banana bread and I make it fairly often (only because I always buy too many bananas and have leftovers that go black). I’ve never tried it using buttermilk. I bet it gives the bread a nicer flavor.

  • Banana bread is one of my favorite things in the whole world. This looks delicious!

  • Marg

    OH YES PLEASE!!!

  • looks so tasty and I could use a snack right about now

  • Banana bread is one of my favorites. I like the addition of buttermilk!

  • April Decheine

    MM, that sounds and looks so great, what a great recipe.

  • I haven’t had banana bread in like forever!

  • YUMMY. I love banana anything so I will have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  • Oh yum, that looks absolutely delicious.

  • Donna

    This sounds heavenly. I love banana nut bread and have never tried it with buttermilk before. But will now!

  • April Decheine

    Num this is one of my favorite breads to make. Looks really good!

  • I love banana bread. This looks really yummy!

  • Mmmm! Banana bread is one of our favorites and buttermilk makes almost everything better!

  • That looks so good.

  • Anna

    Recipe sounds delicious. Glad to know your husband enjoyed it; hope mine will as well. But I had no idea you could freeze bananas! Are they still edible by themselves or just for use in recipes? When is the optimal stage for freezing?

  • That looks amazing! I’m totally making that this weekend.

  • I need to try this!

  • This looks delicious!