I have been eating a lot of bananas lately but I just can’t keep up with the bananas left in the fruit basket at the end of the week! SO this past week, I decided to make buttermilk banana bread with the overly ripe bananas I have accumulated.

What you need:

  • – 7-8 overly ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks, room temp)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 cups flour (sifted)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 buttermilk
  • 5 eggs
  • Banana Bread Ingredients

    Banana Bread Ingredients

    1 to 2 cups chocolate chips or chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven at 350 degrees

Prepare two loaf pans with butter/baking spray and flour.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until fluffy.

In a separate bowl combine/sift flour, baking soda and salt.

Add eggs one at a time to the butter/sugar mixture. Then add the vanilla and buttermilk. Mix well.

Next, add the flour mixture about 1/3 at a time until fully incorporated. Stir in the bananas and then chocolate chips/walnuts as you see fit.

Divide the mixture among the two loaf pans and pop in the oven for about an hour or so- until the bread has browned and passed the “clean poke” challenge.