Easy Banana Bread


submitted by tiaragwin {2 Recipes}


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  • Prep Time:
    10 Mins
  • Cook Time:
    45 Mins
  • Total Prep + Cook Time:
    55 Mins
  • Level:
Easy Banana Bread

Makes: 1 Loaf

Description: Even if you have never made banana bread before, I have no doubt you can make this recipe. And if you have made other recipes, you might just find this one is easier, faster, and dare I say, tastier!

1/2 Stick (4-5 Tbl.)  Butter, softened
2  Eggs
2 or 3  Very ripe bananas
2/3 cup  Sugar
1 tsp.  Vanilla extract
1 1/3 cup  All-purpose unbleached flour
3/4 tsp.  Salt
1/2 tsp.  Baking soda
1/4 tsp.  Baking poweder
1/2 tsp.  Cinnamon
1/2 cup  (optional) nuts, raisens, dried fruit, choc. chips, etc.

Instructions: Preheat the oven to 350.

In one bowl, combine:

1/2 stick (4-5 tablespoons) butter, softened
2 eggs
2 or 3 very ripe bananas
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Use a potato masher, fork, or spoon to squish the banana and mix the ingredients together. It is alright for there to be small (1 centimeter) chunks of banana in the batter, but you want most of the banana to be reduced to mush.

In another bowl, combine:

1 1/3 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until the ingredients are blended together.

If you like, stir in additional ingredients here, such as chopped nuts, dried fruit, or chocolate chips. A handful (about a half a cup) is about right.

Pour the dough into greased baking pans and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Small loaves take 25-30 minutes, a normal-sized loaf takes around 40-50 minutes.

Remove from the oven. This bread is great warm, but it is excellent cold too.

After they have cooled for 5 or 10 minutes the loaves can be removed from the pan to cool. Once they are cool they can be individually wrapped and frozen.

Recent Comments

  • Author image By dorrier
    Dec 30, 2016   Edit

    I tired this today and it was awesome, thank you for sharing

  • Author image By CindyF
    Jul 06, 2016   Edit

    I made this substituted applesauce for the butter and it was delicious and I stayed within my weight watchers points for the day! Yay

  • Author image By sfrantz4
    Jun 03, 2016   Edit

    My 3 year old and I made this and it turned out great! Will have to make again soon. So easy to do when you have leftover bananas that are just too ripe to eat.

  • Author image By prj1996
    Sep 30, 2014   Edit

    This recipe sounds amazing. I'm going to try this tonight

  • Author image By autumnmarie
    Sep 07, 2014   Edit

    I love banana bread, I'm so going to try this recipe, sounds like it will work.

  • Author image By Meganelewin
    May 12, 2014   Edit


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