Recipe: Easy Banana Bread From Scratch


Thanks elise.com for this really simple recipe. Mine came out a little burnt on top, and I had to bake it for 70 minutes because I used a glass loaf pan, but it tasted fine. No hint of burn. Next time I will use my metal loaf pan and also cover the top so it doesn’t brown as much. My daughter ate the whole slice anyway. The best part is that she enjoyed having me be her assistant when we prepared it for baking.

INGREDIENTS

  • 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

METHOD

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.

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