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!