Easy Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread recipe

We keep a well stocked fruit bowl in our house at all times. In our fruit bowl, we keep a variety of apples. Honeycrisp and Gala’s are my favorite! We also keep bananas in our fruit bowl. Our kids love apples and bananas, but we don’t always eat the fruit up before it goes bad. Recently, I noticed three bananas going bad and turning brown. They were still partially yellow but covered with brown spots. Instead of throwing them in the trash and wasting them like I normally do, I decided to make banana bread with them! From now on, instead of tossing bananas going bad, my goal is to turn them into a tasty recipe!

My girls love helping me bake. I gather all of the ingredients we need for recipes and then place them on our kitchen table. I help them with measuring, but they get to do all of the fun stuff – the pouring, the stirring, cracking the eggs, etc. I want to get them involved in the baking process at an early age as a learning experience and also to create fun memories with mom. They really enjoyed making the banana bread. My girls loved the smell of the banana bread both while making it and when it was baking in the oven!

Banana Bread Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed – Tip: Slice your bananas first with highly rated banana slicer for easier mashing!
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup walnuts

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the sugar, softened butter, and vanilla extract together. *These glass mixing bowls are my favorite!
  3. Add the mashed bananas, eggs, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for about a minute or until mixture is even and mixed well.
  4. Stir in walnuts.
  5. Pour banana bread mixture into a greased 8 in. loaf pan and for one hour, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Allow bread to cool before serving. Makes 1 loaf.

Serve with a cold glass of milk or a hot cup of coffee!

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Banana Bread Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1 loaf
Ingredients
  • 3 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 2½ cups of flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup walnuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the sugar, softened butter, and vanilla extract together.
  3. Add the mashed bananas, eggs, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for about a minute or until mixture is even and mixed well.
  4. Stir in walnuts.
  5. Pour banana bread mixture into a greased 8 in. loaf pan and for one hour, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Allow bread to cool before serving. Makes 1 loaf.





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  1. Chris says

    I absolutely love banana bread!
    Nothing better than fresh from the oven banana bread with a pat of butter melting on top of the slice. Of course, it is also amazing with chocolate frosting. That may sound weird, but I got the idea from a banana cake recipe a long time ago that used chocolate frosting.
    It totally works just on normal banana bread too!

  2. Jarrick Porte says

    I love making banana bread. I’ve stuck with a classic recipe that I’ve used for so long, but I am bound to give this one a try, especially because of the addition of one of my favorite flavors – cinnamon. :)

  3. Geri Sandoval says

    One of my favorite is banana nut bread, my sister is having back surgery and asked me to make her some, thanks for the recipe.

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