Blue Ribbon Banana Bread

Banana Nut Bread
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2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
3 eggs, beaten
3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
2 tablespoons buttermilk or plain yogurt or sour cream
1 cup nuts, chopped


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, cream together the oil and sugar. Add the eggs, bananas, and buttermilk; beat well. Stir into the dry ingredients, then stir in the nuts. Pour into a greased 9x5-inch pan. Bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then remove from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.


1 loaf

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How do you cream the oil and sugar?
Thank you.


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“Creaming” is a baking term that simply means “mixing together ingredients until they form a cream-like consistency.” We’ll make the recipe more clear!

Prize winning banana bread by Tammy Reiss

I could not find her recipe. Could you tell me where it is?

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Hi, Sandy. The recipe on this page is Tammy Reiss’s banana bread.