I LOVE banana bread. Little Miss LOVES banana bread. Little Man LOVES banana bread. Mr. Chaos…well he’s not a fan. But because 3 of us love banana bread, I make it whenever I have overripe bananas.
I have used many banana bread recipes and some have turned out super yummy once and then turned out horrible the next time. Others are OK every time I make them. Then I found this gem. It is a simple recipe and has always come out absolutely delicious. As a testament to how simple it is, Little Miss typically helps me make it and I usually am just watching her dump in the ingredients and mix them up. If a 5 year old can do it, I have faith that anyone who likes banana bread can make it too.
Recipe from: cicadagirl on Tasty Kitchen
- 4 whole Ripe Or Overripe Bananas
- ⅓ cups Melted Butter
- ¾ cups White Sugar
- ¼ cups Turbinado Sugar (sugar In The Raw)- I’ve never used this in the recipe because I don’t have it on hand at home.
- 1 whole Egg Beaten
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 pinch Salt
- ¼ teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
- 1-½ cup All-purpose Flour
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Put the peeled bananas (3 or 4, but no fewer or bread will be too dry!) into a large mixing bowl and smash with a wooden spoon. Add the melted butter and mix together with the spoon.
3. Add the sugars, egg, and vanilla, stirring to combine.
4. Sprinkle the baking soda, salt, and cinnamon over the top and mix into the mixture.
5. Add the flour last and mix.
6. Pour mixture into a buttered 4×8″ loaf pan.
7. Bake for one hour. Cool on a rack before removing from the pan to serve.
*Note: I typically set my timer for about 10 min shy of the cooking time stated and go from there. Cooking times can vary from oven to oven.