Leslie's Ultimate Banana Bread

This is the absolute BEST Banana Bread you have ever put in you mouth! Bananas, coconut, blueberries, toasted walnuts equals the most MOIST flavorful banana bread EVER.


8 to 10


½ cup softened butter 1 cup sugar 2 cups ap flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda 2 eggs 4 large nasty looking ripe bananas. smooshed up real good ⅓ cup buttermilk ¾ to 1 cup toasted walnuts 1 Tbsp vanilla 1 cup coconut 1 cup blueberries + a handful for sprinkling on top

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Preheat oven to 350 and use middle rack Cream together butter and sugar with hand mixer or stand mixer. Add egg one at a time, mixing well in between each addition. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the buttermilk..(always start and end with the flour..why? I don't know, just cause that's what my mom told me to do!) Add bananas, vanilla, nuts and coconut and stir until combined. Fold in blueberries. Lightly grease TWO 8" x 3 ¾" x 2½" pans( I use the Hefty EZ elegance pans) Pour the batter into both pans evenly. Sprinkle some blueberries on top for a garnish. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until toothpick comes out of the center with only slight crumbs on it. Try to let it cool before cutting into it..but I can never wait that long before digging in and slathering some butter on it! Tips*** To toast the walnuts, just place in large skillet over medium heat and cook until fragrant and lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Usually around 5 to 8 minutes. I use the two smaller pans because I found that if you make one large loaf the bottom tends to burn before the middle is done. And besides 2 loafs is better than one.