Monday, May 21, 2012

Banana bread, it's what's for breakfast

When life gives you mushy bananas, make banana bread, I say.

What did you have for breakfast?

Btw, for those interested, this banana bread recipe, from Simply Recipes, could not be simpler to make -- or more yummy. Note: to make the banana bread even yummier, add 1/2 cup of raisins.

Banana Bread Recipe

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 hour


  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour


No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). 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 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.

Yield: Makes one loaf.



Betty Cracker said...

I wish I lived nearby because that looks delish! I sometimes add macadamia nuts to my banana bread. I'm not usually a big fan of nuts in bread, but it's really good.

J. said...

Mmm... macadamia nuts...

FYI, I just added a pic of the banana bread sliced, so you can see the inside.

Just wish I could post the smell.

Dave S. said...

We have a similar go-to banana bread recipe. I always make sure we have brown sugar in the house if four bananas go uneaten too long.

What is the yellow thing lurking in the bowl?

Furbo said...

I just did a taste test and it is as good as it looks... I think a little orange zest or lemon zest might be a good tweak to this recipe to balance out the sweetness...

J. said...

@Dave S., that yellow thing lurking in the bowl is the orange I did not zest. (Orange or lemon zest? Really @Furbo?)