{Old fashioned} Banana Nut Bread Recipe | Kid Friendly Things To Do

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This is a recipe from an aunt of mine. It dates back, at least fifty years. To me, some of the best recipes are the old fashioned, tried and true recipes that are passed down from family members. Come on in and I’ll share my Aunt Nadine’s recipe for delicious, Old Fashioned Banana Nut Bread…

Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Banana Nut Bread

I always love how banana bread has that beautiful split down the middle. 

Banana Nut bread

There is not a whole lot better than a warm piece of Banana Bread fresh out of the oven with a little butter melting into the cracks and crevices. 

Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Add delicious walnuts, and this is really the ultimate comfort food. It’s perfect for a delicious snack, visitors or dessert. 

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Old Fashioned Banana Bread

How Do You Keep Banana Bread Moist?

Cover banana bread with a clear wrap to keep it moist

How Long will Banana Bread Last?

1-2 days at room temperature, and 1 week in the refrigerator. Cover with a clear wrap to keep moist.

What do you eat with Banana Bread?

Banana bread is best served warm with a dab of butter and/or cream cheese. Serve with milk. 

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

How do you make Banana Bread?

  1. In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter
  2. Mix in eggs and vanilla
  3. Mix buttermilk and baking soda – add this to the batter
  4. In another bowl, mix flour and salt
  5. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix
  6. Fold in walnuts
  7. Pour into 2 greased loaf pans
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour 

Here’s a quick video on how I made this Banana Nut Bread Recipe: 


{Old fashioned} Banana Nut Bread Recipe with Video | Kid Friendly Things To Do

An old fashioned recipe that is tried and true. Delicious to the last bite.

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 10 min.
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 loaves 1x


how to make Banana Bread

  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. of vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. of baking soda
  • 3 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts


  • In a large bowl, Cream sugar, and butter
  • Add eggs and beat well
  • Add vanilla
  • Mix baking soda with the buttermilk and add this to the bowl

how to make Banana Bread

  • Add mashed bananas
  • In a medium bowl, mix flour, and salt
  • Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix in
  • Fold in walnuts
  • how to make Banana Bread
  • Mix and pour into 2 greased loaf pans
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour


*I’ve had some comments on Pinterest about the amount of sugar used. I do find that the older recipes have a lot more sugar than we are used to. If 2 cups of sugar seem extreme to you, you can cut it back to 1 cup. One pinner even noted that they only used 1/2 cup and it was still sweet. 



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