Thursday, June 10, 2010

Buttermilk Banana Bread

With bananas and buttermilk needing to be used up, I found and made this recipe for Buttermilk Banana Bread.  It is delish- moist and flavorful.  Very good with some butter spread on top. 

Buttermilk Banana Bread
adapted from Recipezaar

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups mashed ripe bananas
3/4 cup broken pecans, optional

1.  Preheat oven to 300 F.  Using a mixer, cream sugar and butter.  Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. 

2.  Stir baking soda into buttermilk and add to mixture.  Sift baking powder with flour and blend into creamed mixture.  Add vanilla and banana and mix.  Stir in pecans.

3.  Pour into greased and floured 9"x5" loaf pan. (May also use 4 mini loaf pans.).

4.  Bake at 300 degrees F for about 1 1/2 hours or until loaf tests done with a toothpick. (Bake for 50-60 minutes for mini loaves.).  Cool for 20-30 minutes before removing from pan.
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