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Banana Bread Recipe

A classic comfort dessert.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana
Servings: 1 loaf


  • loaf pan
  • mixing bowl
  • fork
  • rubber spatula


  • 3 bananas it helps if they're over-ripe, but it's not strictly necessary
  • 8 oz flour (about 1-½ cups)
  • 8 oz sugar (about 1 cup)
  • 3 oz butter (about 5 tbsp)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • butter spray but you can just use regular butter


  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Spray the pan with butter (or rub butter on it)
  • Beat the egg well
  • Melt the 3 oz of butter
  • In the mixing bowl, mash the bananas with the fork until they're smooth, having the consistency of pudding, or close to it.
  • Stir in the melted butter
  • Stir in the 1 tsp baking soda and the pinch (~1/8 tsp) of salt
  • Stir in the 8 oz sugar, the 1 tsp vanilla extract, and the beaten egg
  • Stir in the 8 oz of flour; the batter is now complete
  • Pour the batter evenly into the loaf pan, scraping the sides of the mixing bowl with the rubber spatula to get it all
  • Bake for 50-60 min at 350°F, or until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean
  • Let the bread cool in the pan for 5 minutes
  • Remove it from the pan, and if you want to get slices instead of a big mess, let it cool for another 15 minutes
  • Slice it with a bread knife, so it doesn't crumble as much


Adapted from Simply Recipes