Best-Ever Banana Bread


1 ¾ c flour
1 ½ c sugar
1 t baking soda
½ t salt
2 eggs
3 ripe bananas, mashed
½ c vegetable oil
1/3 c buttermilk
1 t vanilla
1 c chopped nuts (optional)


In a large bow, stir together flour, sugar, soda and salt. In another bowl, combine eggs, banana, oil, buttermilk and vanilla. Add to flour mix and stir until just combined. Fold in nuts if desired. Pour in a greased 9x5x3 loaf pan. Bake at 325 for 70-80 minutes until top is brown and toothpick inserted into loaf comes out clean.


I always seem to have a supply of overripe bananas in the freezer, and this bread is a great way to use them up. The bread is nice and moist thanks to the buttermilk and has a good, but not overpowering, banana flavor. I usually make two loaves at a time, and they never last more