Martha rarely steers me wrong. I have watched her expertise over and over again, and I have to tell you that most every single recipe I’ve made of hers has been a success. You know who I’m talking about. Yes, it’s Martha Stewart. Even though she’ll not all the rage she was a decade ago, I still love watching her on television. She’s on PBS over the noon hour on Saturdays. I’m usually in the kitchen fixing lunch at that time and she makes my kitchen time quite enjoyable. Not only does she make excellent dishes from her recipes, she gives out very helpful tips, which I’m always quick to listen to.
I grabbed paper and pen and scribbled down this recipe many moons ago, probably for 3 reasons: I knew it would be moist with the amount of liquid, it had buttermilk (everything with sour cream and buttermilk is wonderful), and it made 2 loaves of bread, not just one. It also had coconut, which I love. So, I executed the task of the scribbled recipe and walllla! Another very good and successful MS dish. Thank you, Martha!
- 3 C flour
- 1 t soda
- ¾ t salt
- 3 eggs
- 2 C sugar
- 1⅓ C vegetable oil (I use Canola)
- 1 T vanilla
- 1½ C mashed bananas (about 3)
- 1 C walnuts or pecans (I always use black)
- 1 C shredded coconut
- ½ C buttermilk
- Place flour, soda and salt in a bowl and stir together.
- Mix together eggs, sugar and oil. Mix in (with mixer on low) vanilla, bananas, walnuts, coconut and buttermilk.
- Place in 2 greased loaf pans. Bake 60-65 min. Cool 15 min. Run knife around entire loaf before inverting onto rack. Makes 2 loaves.
Martha inspires me. She not only inspires me, she motivates me to cook and create and find the perfect kitchen utensil for the task. She’s turned it into a science that I love! An easy do-able science. She has made cooking and homemaking most desirable and I have always LOVED that about her.
Even though it is very moist, I still slather it with soft butter. It’s a must! The way I was raised. Blame my mother. She wouldn’t care a bit! 🙂
Thanks again, Martha! You make cooking so much fun!