Ready In:

1hr 10min

Good For:

Dessert / Snack


Basic Banana Bread

By: Hannah Hemen

Growing up homemade banana bread was one of my favorite treats. Since I didn’t have my family’s recipe, I decided to search the internet for one to try. I couldn’t settle on a single recipe, so I decided to combine a few to make it my own. The result was a sweet and tasteful loaf of banana bread. 



  • 2-3 overripe bananas
  • 1/3 cups butter
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar (packed)
  • egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour

When bananas become overripe, they tend to be sweeter and more flavorful. This is why overripe bananas are best for baking bread. For this recipe, you’ll want 2-3 medium to large size bananas. Some recipes I came across called for white sugar, while others called for brown sugar. I decided to try brown sugar because I like the subtle taste difference it has. Brown sugar also is a good substitute for white sugar in quick breads because it doesn’t tend to get as light and airy.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mash the bananas in a bowl until fairly smooth.

Step 2

Melt the butter and combine with the mashed bananas. 

Step 3

Add the baking soda, brown sugar, vanilla and egg to the banana mixture and stir to combine. 

Step 4

Slowly add the flour by 1/2 cup at a time while stirring to combine.

Step 5

Pour the batter into a greased bread pan. Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until top is golden brown. Enjoy!

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