The other day my husband noticed a pile of four bananas that had seen better days. Right before tossing them in the trash he paused and asked if I could make them into banana bread. Since I didn’t have a go-to banana bread recipe I let google lead the way. I came across this recipe on SimplyRecipes.com that was just that…simple. No mixer needed, just a bowl, a fork, and a wooden spoon. This recipe yielded a delicious, moist loaf with just the right amount of sweetness. My favorite way to enjoy a slice is toasted with a smear of peanut butter….what’s yours?
Banana Bread (recipe from SimplyRecipes.com)
- 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 4×8 inch loaf pan.
Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
Yield: Makes one loaf.