Banana Bread

A Delicious Recipe


1 1/4 cups of sugar

1/2 cup of butter, softened

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups mashed very ripe bananas (3 to 4 medium)

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/2 cups flour-all purpose

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt


  1. Move oven racks to low position so that the top of pans will be in center of oven. Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease bottom of loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix sugar and butter. Stir in eggs until well blended. Then add bananas, buttermilk and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt just until moistened. Finally pour into pan
  3. Bake 8-inch loaves about 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean . Cool for about 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaf pan; remove from pan and place topside upon wire rack. Cool completely for about 2 hours before slicing.


This recipe is very important because it is the first thing that me and my mom baked together. One day we were really bored and we got the idea to bake something for the first time. We didn't know what to make so we decided to look for different recipes until we found this recipe.

Combinations in Taste

I really like this recipe because of how the ingredients mix together. I really like how the sugar and the butter mix together to create something really soft. All the ingredients mix together very well to create the bread.

Historical Notes

Do you ever think about the historical events of this recipe? Well here are a few that might interest you.

Butter: It originated among the nomadic people of central Asia- first discovered by accident after a hard day in the saddle during which the rider's neglected container of milk had been constantly churned.

Salt: Salt is a naturally occurring compound that is found in many places around the globe. Salt, sodium chloride is commonly said to be essential to life.

Vanilla: Vanilla is one of the few to be prized for something other than its flowers. The vanilla bean is the pod fruit of this climbing orchid.