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
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)
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.
you had me at banana. Banana bread is my absolute favorite!
This sounds extremely good!
yum…love banana bread!
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!
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!
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.
This sounds heavenly. I love banana nut bread and have never tried it with buttermilk before. But will now!
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.
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!