Yummy Banana Bread Recipe

Whaddaya do when you have a bunch of bananas going bad?  You make banana bread, of course!

Banana Bread Recipe at www.joyslife.com

Yesterday, I posted on Instagram that the best banana bread begins with some of the worst bananas.  Thank goodness that’s true because these bananas were well past their prime.  You can see their sadness on that link.

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Banana Bread Recipe at www.joyslife.com

Yummy Banana Bread Recipe

This makes a delicious banana bread perfect for dessert or at breakfast.
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  • 2 ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp buttermilk
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Combine all ingredients. Cook in greased loaf pan @325 for 1 hour 20 minutes. Check at 1 hour.
  • "!Buttermilk Substitute:"
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • "!Combine ingredients and let stand 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, mix together well and use as buttermilk in any recipe.
  • OR
  • If you warm the milk in the microwave for about 30 seconds, then add vinegar or lemon juice it will be sour and ready to use immediately"
Course Dessert
Make Your Own Buttermilk for Recipes!

I never have buttermilk for cooking when it’s called for, do you?  If you’re like me and don’t have it, never fear!  I use this quick and easy recipe for making a great buttermilk substitute that works perfectly in this recipe.

That’s EGGsactly what I do!

You’d be surprised how many people had something to say about this crazy thing I do with my eggs in their carton.  Check out this Facebook post to see what I do and find out how many others are the same!

I always mash my bananas with a potato masher.  It makes this job as easy as … banana bread!

Banana Bread Recipe at www.joyslife.com

I asked my kiddos and husband if I should make one or two loaves.  Two won unanimously!  LOL!

Banana Bread Recipe at www.joyslife.com

I hope you enjoy your banana bread!

Have a super day!

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    1. I’m so glad you liked it, Tracey! Thank you!

  1. I can smell the wonderful aroma coming from your banana bread in the oven…. Yumm! The recipe is so similar to the one I use except for the buttermilk. You are right about never having buttermilk around when a recipe calls for it. Gotta try your recipe soon… and banana bread doesn’t last in my house. Thanks.


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