Molasses and Buttermilk Banana Bread

Molasses Banana Bread Recipe or Banana Bread with molasses recipe

Are you a banana bread fan? It feels like I’ve been on a banana bread baking mission lately. I decided to bake this molasses and buttermilk banana bread to see if pairing molasses and banana together would work. Not only does it work, it is makes such a beautiful and flavorful loaf of banana bread.

I always have molasses in my house. I love to make this honey molasses bread recipe which is very similar to the bread they serve at steakhouses. My mom is also a huge fan of molasses. She has a spoonful or two with her coffee every morning and touts all of its great health benefits.

I was really surprised to hear that even though molasses is very sweet that it has a low sugar content. My mom is totally right though as molasses is also loaded with tons of vitamins and minerals. According to Healthy Body Healthy Mind, molasses can also help achieve a balanced mental state and is a natural remedy to anemia since it is very high in iron. How cool is that?

Molasses and Buttermilk Banana Bread

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bread, molasses and buttermilk banana bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author Two Pink Peonies


  • 3 ripe bananas mashed with a fork
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 medium eggs beaten
  • 1/3 cup walnuts or pecans optional


  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Next, spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl add flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Next gently fold in the eggs, vanilla, and bananas.
  • Add your melted butter (make sure it is cooled before so it does not scramble the eggs when mixed in).
  • Add the buttermilk and molasses and mix well with a hand mixer for about three minutes.
  • If desired add 1/2 cup of walnuts or pecans. Gently stir into the mix with a wooden spoon or a spatula.
  • Pour into a loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean from the middle.

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