Banana Bread

Banana bread is one of my favorite recipes to bake because it’s so easy, allows for creativity, and doesn’t let food go to waste, since you can use bananas that aren’t very good for plain-old-banana-eating anymore. This recipe is so easy – you probably have most of these ingredients in house, and you can do it all by hand, without a mixer.

perfect bananas for banana bread

Ingredients

  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • Optional mix-ins: cinnamon (my go-to because it’s always in the cabinet), nuts, peanut butter, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (yes, this is as amazing as it sounds), chocolate chips, any combination of the above or anything else your heart desires – get creative!
ready for the oven

ready for the oven

Directions

  • Preheat 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 4×8 inch loaf pan and bake for 1 hour
  • Cool before serving
banana bread

yum

M

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