Pinterest Testing: Going bananas for banana bread

Adriana Sanchez, Reporter

I’m going to try something new in my blog. I recently have done the ‘Teen Struggles’ blog series; it was fun to write, but I want to try something new, so I’m going to start testing out different Pinterest crafts, food recipes and do-it-yourself projects. I hope that when you look at my blog, it can inspire you to try something new.

In this entry, I will be attempting to make a homemade banana bread. I actually have tried a store-bought brand, and it is so good, but I wanted like to see if homemade tastes the same as the store-bought ones.


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup soft margarine or butter, (two 1/2 cup sticks of butter)
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 6 tbsp buttermilk, (reg milk will work too)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cups ripe bananas, about 4-5 small
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped (optional)


  1. Once you’ve mixed all the ingredients together, let the mixture sit for an hour before adding into the pan for baking. This is the secret to this recipe and trust me – it is worth it!
  2. If you don’t have a loaf pan, you can use a bundt pan. Decrease the cooking time to 50-60 minutes.
  3. If you don’t have ripe bananas, place them (with peels on) in a 240 degree oven for 15 minutes.
  4. If you have ripe bananas, but won’t be baking for a few days, peel and place them in the freezer until your ready.
  5. You can make the banana bread ahead of time and place the loaf into a ziplock bag to freeze. When your ready, leave out to thaw.
  6. Mix all ingredients together. Let mixture sit for 1 hour in the mixing bowl in room temperature. (Note: Due to banana size, the mixture may not all fit into one loaf pan; do not overfill your pan. Use two loaf pans for the extra batter).
  7. Pour into greased loaf pan(s). Bake 60-65* minutes at 350 degrees. If using a bundt pan, bake for 50-60* minutes at 300 degrees. Ten minutes before final cooking time, check done-ness with toothpick. When toothpick comes out clean from middle of the loaf, it is done or when center of loaf is close to 195-200 degrees. (Note: It’s okay to let the crust get very dark if cooked for longer, it is supposed to be and won’t hinder the taste).
  8. Let stand until almost cool. Loosen bread from sides with sharp knife and set aside. Enjoy!


Pictures of my progress:

First I got the ingredients ready.

Then I mixed all of the ingredients together.

Then I placed it in a cake pan. Put it in the oven for about an hour.

My Banana Bread after it’s been cooked.

I would say that this Pinterest ”Tryout” was a complete success. It tasted amazing and it was very moist.