Friday, April 13, 2012

Boma: Banana Bread Recipe

     Boma at Animal Kingdom Lodge is my FAVORITE place to eat breakfast when visiting Disney World! (My dream trip would be to stay at AKL and eat breakfast at Boma everyday before heading to a park.) And their banana bread is the best I've ever eaten! I've made tons of banana bread recipes in my life but this one is by far the most delicious. Not only is it packed with (banana) flavor but it is also extremely moist, almost like cake. If you've never eaten at Boma for breakfast, I highly suggest you try it and until then you can get your Boma Banana Bread fix with this recipe. :D

Boma: Banana Bread
*makes 2 loaves


2 sticks butter, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 overripe bananas (use ones with black spots for the most flavor), mashed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk*


     Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

    Cream butter, sugar and eggs in a large bowl with electric mixer. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix on low. Add in the mashed bananas, buttermilk and vanilla. Mix well. Pour batter evenly into the two greased loaf pans. Bake in oven at 350-degrees for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool completely before attempting to remove from pans. Slice when cool and enjoy!

*Buttermilk Substitute: Pour 1 tablespoon of lemon juice OR vinegar into the bottom of a measuring cup. Fill to the 1/2 cup mark with regular milk. Let sit 5-10 minutes to slightly curdle. Use as directed above.


  1. Thank you for this recipe. I made it last night w/ the substitution you gave for the buttermilk. It is soooo delicious. I'm going to go through your other recipes now to see what else I can make :)

  2. I really enjoyed this recipe. I love Boma, Sanaa and Jiko....planning to stay at AKL next time we go..but its soooo far away, decided to make this was so great!

  3. why doesn't this recipe have a video? I wanted to see you make it .

  4. What size loaf pans did you us? Regular or the mini pans?

    1. I just made 4 minis out of it. So, I think it's safe to assume 2 regular size. :)

  5. So very good!! Although to note how mine turned out... This makes one full loaf. I ended up with two, two inch tall loaves. But I'm still sharing the delicious bread with friends tomorrow and keeping the recipe on hand for next time. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I made this for the second time last night. The flavor is delicious but the bread totally deflated after coming out of the oven. Anyone know why this may have happened? The edges also seemed to get brown a lot sooner than the tops of the loaves. wondering what I did wrong???

  7. Your soda or baking powder could be old. Also if you're using a dark pan turn temp down 25 degrees and adjust time in oven accordingly.

  8. Thanks for this recipe. I've made it twice and it came out fantastic each time. I add a crumb topping and it took the banana bread to the next level. Thanks again

    1. What did you use to make your crumb coating?