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Another Banana Bread

Just what the world needs now is another Banana Bread right? Well guess what bananas still go uneaten in the time of Corona and I can’t bear to throw them in the garbage. Yes sometimes I freeze them for smoothies and I will even freeze them ( without skin) for future banana breads/muffins. In any event this is the recipe I used the other day. Feel free to double if you want two banana breads. I actually didn’t have any baking soda so I tripled up on baking powder! I googled it and asked how to substitute Baking Soda? and found out that you can triple up on baking powder which I did have.

Just a little note about freezing bananas: they do free beautifully –peel and place in a ziploc bag in the freezer. When you’re ready to use them place in a colander in the sink to drain–they’ll give up a good amount of liquid and I must say not look particularly good but they work quite beautifully.

Also if no buttermilk– place 1 teaspoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup. Fill cup with milk to 1/4 cup line. Let stand for five minutes and this should be fine.

I hope that you’re all well and handling this unique situation to the best of your ability.  I find some comfort in the knowledge that we’re all in this together. Hopefully we’ll see our way out of this soon. Stay safe and please stay home. If you’ve never cooked before maybe this is your opportunity to do so and if you’re an experienced cook who’s just looking for some new recipes I hope I have been of some value.

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Stay Well.


1 cup sugar

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 1/2 cups flour — I don’t bother sifting but if you’d like to go right ahead

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. table salt

2 eggs– best at room temperature

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 cup buttermilk

*1/2 -1 cup chopped walnuts and this is optional I used more because we like them — totally your call

4 over ripe very black bananas–mashed


Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

I use cooking spray on a loaf pan if no cooking spray butter generously

In a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and table salt

With the mixer on low, add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add the vanilla, buttermilk and bananas.

Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined. I never dump in the dry ingredients all at once , I add a little at a time.

Remove from oven and let cool . You can turn out immediately on to a cooling rack or just let it cool down sufficiently and then turn out which is what I did.


  • I use a metallic baking pan which measures 8.5 x 4.5 a standard loaf pan
  • * you can also make banana muffins and use a muffin tin

Ellen’s Challenge to Great Aunt Selma’s Banana Cake

g’morning-  i’d like to challenge Great Aunt Selma with  my MOTHER’S CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA CAKE.  here’s my recipe, similar,  just a little different. (my secret is mixing the sour crm and bicarbonate (baking soda) together so they rise and that makes a fluffy, moist cake)

I received this after I published my Great Aunt’s recipe, I love that Ellen sent this to me and welcome any and all feedback, especially when you believe it to be so very good like Ellen obviously does! I am going to try this recipe as soon as I have some more rotten bananas to use. It certainly sounds great! Thanks so much Ellen for all your input and support!

preheat oven to 375

1 stick butter

2 cups all-purpose flour sifted

1/2 cup crisco oil

1 1/4 cup sugar

4 tbsp sour crm

1 tsp. baking soda

1/4 teasp salt

2 eggs

2 overripe bananas- mashed well

cup mini choc chips (if you flour chips lightly they will not sink to bottom)

1.  mix sour crm and baking soda together in a small bowl and set aside

2.  crm butter and sugar

3.  add sour crm mixture and rest of ingredients

4.  pour into buttered loaf pan

5.  bake 375 for 15 minutes

6.  REDUCE heat to 350 and bake for 50- 60  minutes (testing, last 10 minutes)

kisses, El