Banana Bread Recipe

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Indulge your senses with the warm, comforting aroma of freshly baked banana bread. This banana bread recipe transforms overripe bananas into a moist and delectable loaf, perfect for breakfast, a cozy snack, or a delightful dessert. It’s a timeless treat that marries simplicity with exquisite flavor.

The star of the show is the trio of ripe bananas, their natural sweetness intensifying as they meld with melted butter, creating a luscious base. A touch of vanilla extract adds a fragrant note, while a hint of salt balances the sweetness to perfection.

banana bread recipe

Banana Bread Recipe

Versatile and beloved, this banana bread is equally at home served plain, slathered with butter, or accompanied by a dollop of whipped cream. Whether enjoyed fresh out of the oven or toasted the next day, each slice tells a story of simplicity, warmth, and the comforting embrace of homemade goodness. Bake a batch and share the joy of this classic recipe with loved ones – a timeless expression of home and hearth.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 2.5 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing bowls
  • Wooden Spoon or Spatula
  • Loaf pan (9x5 inches)
  • Parchment paper (for lining the pan)
  • Fork or potato masher (for mashing bananas)
  • Whisk
  • Cooling rack

Ingredients
  

  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Optional: 1/2 cup chopped nuts walnuts or pecans

Instructions
 

Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and line the loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving some overhang for easy removal.

Mash the Bananas:

  • In a large mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork or potato masher until smooth.

Mix Wet Ingredients:

  • Add melted butter to the mashed bananas and stir until well combined. Add the beaten egg, vanilla extract, and sugar. Mix until the sugar is dissolved.

Combine Dry Ingredients:

  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:

  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. If desired, fold in chopped nuts.

Fill the Loaf Pan:

  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it evenly.

Bake:

  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cool:

  • Allow the banana bread to cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes, then transfer it to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Slice and Enjoy:

  • Once cooled, slice the banana bread and savor the deliciousness. It's delightful on its own or with a smear of butter.

Notes

Enjoy your homemade banana bread!
Keyword Bakery, Banana Bread, Bread
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