Disclaimer before we go any further:
this is NOT healthy just because it has bananas in it!
That being said, it’s absolutely delicious!
- 1/2 cup buttermilk *
- 2/3 cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (3-4 bananas)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/3 cups sugar
- 2 2/3 cups flour, regular all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
Put all these ingredients (minus the walnuts) into your bread pan. Select the “quick” bread cycle-this just means it doesn’t have a rise time. You’ll need to help the mixing process out… You don’t want lumpy clumps of flour – yuck! So help it mix up and get everything off the sides. My machine mixes for about 7 minutes then rests. This is when I add the walnuts, again helping out a little. Then it mixes again, and bakes for an hour and a half. Try not to burn your fingers when it’s finished, let it cool a little before you dive in!
*I have never used buttermilk in my life. It’s not something I just have in the fridge and I don’t plan well enough to buy it ahead of time. So a good substitute for buttermilk is 1 cup of whole milk + 1 tbs of white vinegar. I know it sounds weird but it works, I promise!
This bread comprised most of our “rent” when we stayed in our friends’ driveway over Christmas break… I haven’t heard any complaints about the electric bill to date, so I’m not the only one who thinks it’s fantastic!