I love banana bread. My mom always baked this when I was younger and there is just something about it that calls to me! Maybe it’s the comfort of a warm stove on a chilly day, or the fun of mixing it up with the kids, or that it’s a sweet but semi-guilt free snack. So next time you spy those bananas turning brown, don’t toss them until you try this recipe.
Prep: 15 mins | Cook: 30-40 mins | Total: 55 mins | 12 servings
(print this recipe)
- 3-4 over ripe bananas
- 1/3 cup melted butter, or 1/4 cup oil
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 eggs
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- Preheat oven to 350. Spray loaf pan w cooking spray.
- In medium bowl, mix mashed bananas and butter together with a spoon.
- Add into the mixture, sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix until incorporated.
- Sprinkle in baking soda and salt. Mix again.
- Add in flour, mix until well blended. Do not over mix.
- Add flour mixture, beat on low speed until moist. Be careful not to over mix!
- Spoon batter evenly into prepared pan(s). Bake 50-60 minutes for one loaf pan, and 30-40 minutes for mini loaf pans or cupcake pans.
- Bake until a wooden toothpick inserted in the middle, comes out clean.
- Cool for at least 15 minutes before removing from the pan.
- Wrap each loaf tightly in tinfoil. Double wrap if you plan to freeze it.
OPTIONAL MIX INS
- Cinnamon Swirl: ⅓ cups sugar, 1 Tbsp cinnamon – Pour half of the batter in the pan, Half of the swirl mix, rest of the batter and top with the end of the swirl mix.
- Pumpkin Spiced: 1 ½ tsp Pumpkin Pie spice
- Chocolate Chip: 2 cups chocolate chips (get creative with any flavor chip mix in)
- Nuts: 1-2 cups of chopped Pecans or Walnuts
- Over ripe, browned bananas are perfect for this sweet bread. But if you have brown bananas and you aren’t ready to bake, toss them in the freezer! Later you can thaw them in a bowl on the counter, pinch off the end and they slide right out of the peel.
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Love this! I have had it and it is amazing! Thanks for sharing!!
Thank you Nancy! It is one of my all time favorite treats 🙂 xo Meggs
It’s true, you always loved helping me by smashing bananas for our banana bread. I would throw my iffy bananas straight into the freezer (in my lazy opinion they are already in their own nifty container perfect for freezing). When you were a toddler you thought it was rather funny to squeeze the liquified bananas into the mixing bowl for me.
E loves the whole squished banana part the best — too funny how similar things bring back the memories!
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