Basic Banana Bread

Basic Banana Bread

I love bananas don’t you?  Kinda sweet, filling and healthy.  Unfortunately, I rarely get through an entire bunch before they start to look like this.

Basic Banana Bread

  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg beaten with a fork
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, mash the melted butter and bananas together.  It’s ok to still have a few lumps but keep em small!  Afterwards beat one egg (I just used a fork to scramble) in a small bowl.  Add sugar, egg and vanilla to your banana mixture.  Sprinkle the baking powder and salt over the mixture and stir.  Add in your flour and incorporate it into the rest of the batter.  Now butter a 4×8 loaf pan and pour batter into it.  Bake the batter at 350 degrees for one hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of your bread. 

Waste not, want bread!  Plus it just happens to look absolutely adorable in my new cake pedestal.