My Favorite Banana Bread Recipe

When your fruit bowl looks as pathetic as this, there’s only one thing to do…


Make banana bread. I have been using this recipe from Simply Recipes for a couple of years, and it’s the best.


Like all banana bread recipes, it involves mashing up some old bananas.


But then you add melted butter to the bananas. I think this is what I love most about this recipe.


Then add one beaten egg.


Then some salt and baking soda.


This recipe gives you optional amounts for sugar. I use the smallest option, which is a 1/2 cup. It is plenty sweet.


Then mix in 1 1/2 cups flour. I mix it in 1/4 cup at a time and use a fork. No mixer required.


The recipe doesn’t call for chocolate chips but my husband loves chocolate chips in banana bread so I decided to be nice. I actually much prefer banana bread without chocolate chips, but marriage is all about compromise so about every other time I make this I throw about half a cup of them in the batter.


Then it goes into the greased loaf pan and into the oven for an hour or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean.





  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 4×8 loaf pan.
  • Peel 3 very ripe bananas and mash them in a mixing bowl with a fork.
  • Melt 1/3 cup butter in the microwave and stir it into the bananas.
  • Mix in 1 teaspoon of baking soda and a pinch of salt.
  • Mix in 1 beaten egg, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  • Mix in 1 1/2 cups flour.
  • Add 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional).
  • Pour batter into the loaf pan and bake for an hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.

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