Easy Banana Bread Recipe

I’m a big fan of my mom’s banana bread so I wanted to share the super simple recipe that she uses. Keep reading to see how to make this yummy, relatively healthy treat!

{what you need}

1/2 cup butter (you could substitute with oil if you want)*
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3-4 bananas (depends on what you have on hand & their size)

*Use unsalted butter. If you only have salted, just don’t add the 1/2 tsp of salt.
Let’s get started! My mom’s trick is to make banana bread whenever there are leftover bananas that are too ripe (oops) for eating. Clearly these bananas aren’t going to be good for eating anymore but they make a perfect loaf of banana bread. Try to set the butter out before you bake for a few hours so that it softens. If you forget to do this, just microwave it so that it’s not rock hard from the fridge.

Now mash the bananas. You don’t need a fancy tool like this, a fork will do. The bananas will be so soft that it doesn’t take much time or effort.


Looks appetizing, doesn’t it? I won’t lie – the smell wasn’t too pleasant either. Overripe bananas are lethal.

Add the other liquid ingredients like eggs and butter.

Now add the dry ingredients so this pile of mush starts looking like a real batter.

You can pour all of the batter into one loaf pan to get bigger slices, however splitting it into two pans will help it bake a little faster and yield more slices which is always good for sharing :) Spray pans with Pam or cooking spray of your choice and bake for 50-60 minutes at 350 degrees F. 

Let me know if you try this recipe! It’s delicious I promise. The great thing about it is it stays moist, in fact I think it gets more moist as you leave it out for a few days. You can even freeze a loaf if you want to save it for later. Thawing it doesn’t take away from the taste at all. Thanks for reading as always!


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