Banana bread on a table next to a sunflower mug in front of a window with an autumn scene.

RECIPE: Banana Bread

Yummy and sweet banana bread to enjoy with your morning coffee or tea.

I love this banana bread recipe, and so do my kids. The jury may be out whether or not banana bread is a dessert, but I've always considered it as such, so I'm sharing it with you here in my desserts blog. It's easy to make and provides a solution for your very ripe bananas that you don't want to go to waste.

Sunflower Mug on table with ripe bananas and bread pan in front of a window with an autumn scene.


  • 2 or 3 very ripe Bananas.
  • ⅓ cup Butter, melted.
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda.
  • 1 pinch of Salt.
  • ¾ cup Sugar.
  • 1 Egg.
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract.
  • 1 ½ cup Flour.


  • Preheat oven at 350°F.
  • Butter, or spray with a baking spray, a 4" x 8" loaf pan.
  • Mash your bananas thoroughly in a medium to large mixing bowl.
  • Melt your butter and add it to the bananas. Mix.
  • Stir in your baking soda, salt, and sugar, and mix thoroughly. This whole process is easy enough to use a mixing spoon, silicone spatula, or whisk instead of an electric mixer. 
  • Add an egg and the vanilla extract and mix thoroughly.
  • Lastly, add your flour about a quarter or half a cup at a time for easier mixing.
  • Pour your well mixed batter into your bread/loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350°F for 50 minutes to 1 hour.

Banana bread will be done when you can put a tooth pick down into the center and it comes back out clean. When done, remove from oven and let cool. You may also, when the pan is cool enough to handle (be careful!), you can easily remove the banana bread from the pan to finish cooling on a cooling rack.

Once completely cooled, you can slice your bread and enjoy! A bread knife is recommended to reduce crumbling.

This is one of those recipes where the bread is even better the next day! Be sure to wrap your bread to keep it fresh.



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