Simple Banana Bread

This morning as I was just waking up to the comforting sounds of hearing my dog barking to be let out at 7am, I thought “Okay just another normal day”. I’ll get up grab a some fruit, get the dog outside go for a walk. Come back in make coffee and drink it while a meal prep my breakfast for the week. Ya know the typical Sunday morning routine. Only I walk into the kitchen to see brown spotted banana’s, a little too ripe for my liking. So I skip the fruit turn the coffee on and take the dog for a walk. All the while thinking of what I should make with these banana’s since I hate to waste food. I thought, instead of meal planning like originally planned I added a some banana bread to the menu. Check out this delicious and simple banana bread recipe.

This banana bread is absolutely amazing and so simple it only added a few extra minutes to my meal prep routine. This recipe was just something I threw together on a whim hoping it would work out, and it turned out so good I write it down right away and decided to share it all with you!

Simple Banana Bread Recipe from kelleyaroura.com

the trick is too use banana’s that are too ripe with lots of brown spots, and brown sugar. I’m telling the brown sugar does it all 🙂

Directions

  • 2 to 3 very ripe bananas, peeled
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup lite brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. prepare a bread pan. I spray mine with a canola oil cooking spray.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together: baking soda, salt, cinnamon and flour. Then set aside.
  3. Mash banana’s in separate bowl. I use a fork for this since I want it a bit chunky but you can use a hand mixer too. Then set aside
  4. Mix butter and both sugars together.
  5. Add the mashed banana’s, egg, and vanilla to the butter mixture. mic until incorporated and creamy.
  6. Slowly add in dry ingredients until mixture is thick, it may be a bit lumpy. Do not over mix.
  7.  Transfer to prepared sheet and bake until brown on top. about 30-35 minutes.

For making this recipe up in a few minutes I was pleasantly surprised at how it turned out. it was a think fulfilling bread but moist and not crumbly. the best part was that it froze well! I cut the loaf in half and froze it since I already had my meal plan for the week. I actually ate this at night for a sweet treat with my tea before bed.

You can also adapt this recipe to add chocolate chips, apple sauce, or even walnuts if you prefer. this was just a quick one so I didn’t have all ingredients I would have liked on hand.

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What is your favorite way to use up fruit that is too ripe without throwing it away?

28 comments

  1. Stephanie Benton // Grace and Merriment

    Love this post! Great recipe, I have some overripe bananas so this as a perfect read for me today 🙂 thanks for sharing!

    1. kelley.aroura@gmail.com Post author

      Stephanie, you have to stop back and let me know how it went!

  2. GiGi Eats

    MY HUSBAND would fall over backward for this! 😉

    1. kelley.aroura@gmail.com Post author

      Haha, GiGi you have to try it out and let me know what he thinks.

  3. Jacqueline

    One of my favourite recipes to make. Easy quick and all those overly ripe bananas are put to use. I might make this soon if the weather continues to be so mild. I don’t care to turn on the oven in the summer

    1. kelley.aroura@gmail.com Post author

      Jacqueline, I can totally understand that. It gets the house way too hot! You can also freeze the banana’s until there is a cool day before they go bad.

  4. Emily

    Yum!!! I love making banana bread 🙂

    1. kelley.aroura@gmail.com Post author

      me too! I love how the brown sugar in this one gives it a little different flavor.

  5. Daniela Miovska

    I will try this recipe and let you know how did it came out. I love simple recipes.

    1. kelley.aroura@gmail.com Post author

      Thank you Daniela, yes keep me posted on how you like it or if you try anything different to it.

  6. Jennifer Allen

    I love Banana Bread such a great way to use them up. My daughters like to freeze bananas for smoothies tho’!

    1. kelley.aroura@gmail.com Post author

      oh yum! If I had other fruit I would have given that a try..maybe next time. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Heather

    Thank you for this recipe. It sounds yummy!

    1. kelley.aroura@gmail.com Post author

      Glad you enjoyed it Heather 🙂

  8. Bryce Rae

    Sound pretty good. Great that it froze well also.

    1. kelley.aroura@gmail.com Post author

      Yes! I put it in the toaster to warm up, so yummy!

  9. Veena

    You can never go wrong making a banana bread! Thanks for sharing this simple and straightforward recipe, will have to try!

    1. kelley.aroura@gmail.com Post author

      Thank you Veena, please stop back and let me know what you think of it 🙂

  10. Kelly | @diningduster

    Love a good banana bread recipe! This one looks really good.

    1. kelley.aroura@gmail.com Post author

      Thank you Kelly!

  11. Terri Steffes

    This sounds so good! I would have loved to see a picture of the loaf when you were done baking it! I can almost smell the warm bread!

    1. kelley.aroura@gmail.com Post author

      haha, I ate it so fast there was no time for a photo 🙂

  12. LuLu B - Calabrisella Mia

    It’s so hot where I live right now that any bananas I buy ripen faster than I can eat this. I’m going to have to give this recipe a try!

    1. kelley.aroura@gmail.com Post author

      That must be rough, let me know how it goes!

  13. Anna

    This looks delicious! I bet adding apple sauce is amazing. Can’t wait to try it!

    1. kelley.aroura@gmail.com Post author

      So Yummy! You have to stop back and let me know what you thought.

  14. Muna @ Simply Muna

    I’ve only made banana bread once and I didn’t like it? But yours look pretty good, so I’ll give it another go! Thanks!

    1. kelley.aroura@gmail.com Post author

      ahh, you should try adding some chocolate it masks the taste a bit more 🙂

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