Kefir Banana Bread


Is there anyone who doesn't love Banana Bread? Make it more moist and delicious with kefir.


  • ½ cup kefir
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1  cup sugar (rapadura or Sucanat work well)
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1¼ cup cups bananas, mashed
  • ¾ cup nuts, chopped (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  • If desired, 12 to 24 hours prior to making bread, mix the flour and kefir together. Cover and allow the flour to soak.
  • Preheat oven to 300°F.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, butter, vanilla, eggs, bananas, and nuts. 
  • Add the kefir and flour mixture and mix just until blended. Add the baking soda and baking powder and mix just until blended.
  • Pour into a greased bread pan (9x5-inch).
  • Bake for approximately 1-1/2 hours until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. (Exact time will vary depending on size of pan and number of pans baking at once.)


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