ForeverMama's Banana Bread

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 20m
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"My hubby is forever asking me to make this bread. I've tried many banana breads through the years, but this is my tried and true and one I always make. Save those brown yucky looking banana's!! The more black, the better quality banana bread you'll reap. Place them in the freezer whole or mash and freeze."

Original recipe yields 10 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (120.9 g)
  • Calories 427.9
  • Total Fat - 23.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 78.9 mg
  • Sodium - 429.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 50 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.6 g
  • Sugars - 30.9 g
  • Protein - 5.9 g
  • Calcium - 36.5 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Combine flour, baking soda and salt and set aside. Cream butter with sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and buttermilk and mix well. Add flour mixture alternately with bananas, beginning and ending with flour. Stir in vanilla, banana extract (if using) and nuts (optional). Bake in a well greased 9 - 5 inch loaf pan at 350 degrees for 1 hour, or until a toothpick, inserted in center comes out clean.

Step 2

NOTE: If you don't have buttermilk on hand, make your own. To your measurement cup add about 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Let it sit a bit and you'll have your substitute buttermilk. The banana extract is my own addition, this is a huge help if your bananas are not quite brown/ripe enough, it'll boost the flavor. As a matter of fact, I always us it even when my bananas are perfectly ripe. It's a definate must if you want your product to stand out.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Daily Inspiration

Delicious banana bread and just the ticket when you have bananas to use up. I did reduce the amount of sugar to 3/4 cup and it was perfect for us. : )

(27 Mar 2020)


Best banana bread ever. Very moist. With the amount of butter, though, it will be my "special treat" banana bread, for company. Couldn't find banana extract at the grocery store, so will look for it next time I go to the spice shop. I baked this in a fluted glass pan and served it like a cake.

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(18 Nov 2019)


Wonderful banana bread. I didn't have the banana extract but put it on the shopping list so will use it next time! I also used the sour milk option. Thanks for sharing!

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(19 Apr 2017)


Delicious! I did not have banana extract so used a tiny bit more banana. Otherwise I followed the recipe. My son agrees....this is a make again recipe! Made for your win in Football pool week 8, 2016. Congrats!!

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(16 Nov 2016)

TwisSis RIP Forever in our Kitchen

Made as written this morning for your Football Pool win & served when Siggi's Dad visited us for afternoon coffee. Speaking English is not his forte, but he made quite a point of telling me that "my banana cake" was "mjog gott" (very good). He has always called me the family "Master Cook" & your excellent banana bread reinforced my status once again. Thx for sharing this lovely recipe w/us.

(14 Nov 2016)