Banana Bread

Is there anyone out there who doesn’t like banana bread? It just doesn’t seem possible to me that anyone could not like it. It’s banana. Bread. What’s not to love? I have loved banana bread for my entire life and there are few things I love more than a warm piece of banana bread slathered with butter.


I know I was going on last month about how recipes like this aren’t technically bread but actually more of a loaf. It would just seem weird to call this anything other than banana bread though. Any other flavor is fine to call a loaf but banana bread has to be called that. Sorry. I don’t make the rules.


I think the best part of banana bread is that it is the perfect excuse to use up bananas that don’t get eaten before they are too ripe. I had these bananas but never got around to eating them so it was the perfect time.


I’ve been making this specific recipe for banana bread for ages but if I’m honest I don’t know where I got it from. I have a little mini binder full of recipes I’ve written down over the years and I’ve kept this one in there all this time. It’s the only recipe for banana bread I’ve ever made and it’s the perfect recipe. At least in my book. Sorry, I didn’t mean to make a pun it just happened.


The point is you can’t go wrong with this banana bread. It may sound sort of cheesy but it reminds me of my childhood and it’s the best. I love food that’s so associated with memories and this is definitely one of them.


If you do try this or any other recipe, let me know! Leave a comment and don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #modernlittlevictories on Instagram! I’d love to hear what you think and see what you create in your kitchen.


Banana Bread

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings
Author Modern Little Victories


  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 small very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350* and grease a 9x5 loaf pan.
  2. In a blender mix together all the wet (the first six) ingredients.
  3. In a large bowl mix together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Pour in the wet ingredients and mix together until well combined. Fold in the walnuts.
  4. Pour batter into the pan and bake for 55-60 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.



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