Thursday, March 19, 2009

Simple and Delicious Banana Bread

After making this a couple (ok, so LOTS of times) I've tweaked a little - it's better if you use 4 bananas and 1 and a 1/3 cup flour. Also, I added about 2 spoonfuls of ground flaxseed meal to add some more health benefits (and you can't taste it, promise!!)

I actually love when I have a few bananas that turn from a lovely yellow into a yucky brown because that gives me an excuse to make banana bread, a favorite! When this happens, I will scour the internet looking for a healthy recipe, but today, I found one that might not be the healthiest (although it's not terrible for you), but it's so easy and it's definitely a keeper!! I love to eat my slices heated with some butter. Yum! The perfect breakfast, afternoon snack, after lunch/after dinner treat...

Banana Bread Recipe

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. 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 (my oven cooks faster, so I always check before time is done). Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.


  1. oh THANK YOU for this! I am a huge banana bread fan, and have never made it from scratch believe it or not. And we often have brown bananas left over too! Can't wait to try it.

  2. I actually threw away some overripe bananas. But when I saw this easy recipe I'll pulled them right out and am so glad I did. This bread was DELICIOUS!!! Thanks!