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The Easiest Banana Bread Recipe 🍌

July 11, 2018

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Banana bread with a spread of Irish Butter is my most recent craving in the morning.

With Thomas loving smoothies and asking me to buy a bunch (literally) of bananas every grocery trip, we’re left with a few bananas left over that go bad.

I’ve found a few ways to make sure they don’t go to waste: 1) peel, chop and freeze for future smoothies or 2) BANANA BREAD!

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*cue Gwen Stafani’s “Hollaback Girl”*

Here’s how easy it is:

  • 2 to 3 very ripe bananas, peeled
  • 1/3 cup (or 5 tbsp) melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • Fun additions: chocolate chips, coconut flakes, a nut of choice.
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare a loaf pan with nonstick spray or butter.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until completely smooth. 
  3. Add the melted butter to the bananas and mix well.
  4. Mix in the baking soda, salt, sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract. Then, add the flour.
  5. Transfer the batter to the loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour at 350°F or until you’re able to insert a fork and it comes out clean without any batter.
  6.  Remove from oven + let cool in the pan for a few minutes. I normally let mine cool in the pan and then transfer it out of the pan for further cooling before serving.

See! How easy!

Tips:
If I’m making loaves for friends, I make mini loaves using this mini loaf pan to package and give out to friends. It’s easier to share!
I suggest adding butter to add a salty flavor to this sweet baked good!

Enjoy!

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I am an online encourager based out of Birmingham, AL that's obsessed with my girls and sharing bits and pieces of my life. I wear a lot of hats these days including mama to two boys, military wife, blogger, podcast host and more. You can find me behind the microphone at Real Talk with Rach where we talk about everything from jeans to Jesus, playlists to pop culture, the good and the grief and everything in between. 

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