Easy Banana Bread

It doesn’t happen very often, but sometimes our bananas get to the point they are past the point of being tasty. They’re not rotten, but are definitely over-ripe. Enter Banana Bread. This recipe is so simple, requires a mixing spoon, one half cup measuring cup, one bowl, a teaspoon, and a bread pan. Minimal ingredients, minimal dishes to do, and maximum delicious.

Banana Bread

Based on Simply Recipes

You’ll need:

  • 2 over-ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Mash your bananas. This should be pretty easy, as they’ll be soft. If there are still small chunks remaining, it’s not a big deal. Mix in melted butter, sugar, egg and vanilla. Blend well.

3. Add baking soda and salt. Mix. Add flour, and fold in until just combined. Don’t over-work the batter.

4. Butter or spray a bread pan. Pour batter in pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes, but check it as early as 40 minutes. The loaf is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

5. Allow loaf to cool in pan. Once cool, remove, slice, and serve.

It’s best when it’s still a little warm from the oven, but will be good for 2-3 days in an air tight container. Good luck making it last that long!

In case you’re interested….an easy granola recipe and homemade cinnamon rolls.