Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Delicious and Easy Banana Bread Recipe

It seems that during the summer months the bananas in my house seem to ripen twice as quickly.  I hate to waste any food, which is hard with a toddler anyway.  Yesterday I had a small bunch of bananas that I knew no one would eat.  So my choices were a smoothie or banana bread.  I chose banana bread since I haven't made it in forever and I needed a new recipe anyway.

I found a GREAT recipe on  It was simple and it uses ingredients I readily keep in the house anyway.  There is also no need for a mixer.  I like spoon mixed batters best.

I didn't get a chance to take a picture of the finished result since my family ate it all up.  Give it a try and you will see how fast it goes too.

Banana Bread Recipe
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour   ***(My bread too about 1 hour 15 minutes to cook)


  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour


No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.

Yield: Makes one loaf.

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