Easy Banana Bread


Are you looking for a delicious way to use up those overripe bananas sitting on your kitchen counter? Look no further than this easy banana bread recipe! Perfect for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert, banana bread is a classic comfort food that never disappoints. This recipe simplifies the process without sacrificing any of the classic flavors you know and love. With its moist texture, rich banana flavor, and a hint of vanilla, this banana bread is sure to become a staple in your baking repertoire. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, this recipe is straightforward and foolproof, making it a delightful treat for anyone to whip up.


  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup (75g) melted butter
  • 3/4 cup (150g) sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (190g) all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat Oven and Prepare Pan: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a 4×8-inch loaf pan.
  2. Mash Bananas: In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until smooth.
  3. Mix Ingredients: Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas. Mix in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract. Then sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in.
  4. Add Flour: Add the flour and mix until just incorporated. Be careful not to overmix.
  5. Bake: Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan. Bake for about 1 hour or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool: Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Banana Ripeness: The riper the bananas, the better. They should be brown and spotty.
  • Variations: Feel free to add in extras like chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or a teaspoon of cinnamon for a different twist.
  • Storage: Banana bread tastes even better the next day. It can be stored at room temperature for a few days, or in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Enjoy your homemade banana bread!

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