Monday, May 6, 2013

Basic Banana Bread

I really love banana bread. Simple, traditional, without-all-of-the-extras banana bread. It's the perfect option when you have ripe bananas that you don't want to throw out. This recipe is just that. It's super easy and you most likely already have all of the ingredients.

Basic Banana Bread (adapted from here)
- 3 ripe bananas peeled
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 1/4 cup of white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cups flour
*Obviously, you can add walnuts, chocolate chips, cranberries, blueberries, or whatever else your heart desires. This recipe is perfect by itself or to use as a starter recipe.

1. Preheat your oven to 350 and mix bananas, butter and sugar on medium speed until well blended (leaving a few lumps).

2. Mix in the egg, vanilla, baking soda, cinnamon and salt until well blended.

3. Gradually mix in the flour until everything is thoroughly mixed.

4. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 for 45 min to an hour (depending on your oven). The original recipe called for an hour, but mine was perfect after 45 min.

Enjoy with a great cup of coffee!


  1. Yum yum!! I like the brown sugar idea! I'm posting a blueberry banana bread next week that I used confectioners sugar for instead of reg. sugar (only because I was out of regular, haha)... I'll have to give this recipe a try! I bet the brown sugar would give it a yummy flavor!


    1. Thanks- that was my idea :) The original recipe called for all white sugar, but I thought I'd mix it up a bit. It was yummy! I'll have to try the blueberry banana bread when you post it because the husband loves anything with blueberries!

  2. Yummo! This looks absolutely delicious! This would be perfect to link-up to my new series - "Create It Thursday." It's live now!

  3. pass the milk, oh and a big plate please. Thank you for sharing at the hop xo