Helloooo there! I’m back today with a very quick, YUMMY, very easy recipe – and I just had to share it because for years I thought it was way harder than this.
I love when I think something is difficult for so long and then do a quick search on the net and realize it’s not hard at all. Or maybe I hate when that happens, because I’ve denied myself of awesome all that time.
Whatever. This one is scrumptious and easy.
I had some bananas that were overripe, so before I threw them out I grabbed my phone and searched “easy banana bread recipe.” This one on Simply Recipes popped right up and I just had to share!
Can you believe I’ve never made banana bread? Ever??
It seriously took five minutes to mix everything:
(I took this after I had already mashed the bananas, these are not quite ripe yet.)
- 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed (I used four)
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar (they say you can easily use 3/4 cup, I went with a cup)
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
I love that the ingredients are so basic – I had everything I needed on hand. How often does that happen when you want something specific?
First mash up the bananas (I used a potato masher), and then add the melted butter:
YUM, banana goo!
Then mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla:
On a side note, I’m a put-away-as I-go kind of cook. Do you put ingredients right away or wait till the whole shebang is done at the end? Leaving them out kind of gives me hives. :)
Add the flour last, bake at 350 in a preheated oven for one hour and you’re done!
I added a bit of cinnamon at the end too, just because cinnamon is good in just about any baked item. In my opinion.
I don’t care for nuts in banana bread, so this recipe was perfect for me. If you like them in your nanner bread, I’m guessing about half a cup would be perfect.
The recipe specifies an 8” by 4” loaf pan, but all we have is a 9 by 5. Because of that I baked it for about 50 minutes instead of an hour.
It came out perfect:
I may or may not have eaten
about five a couple pieces by the time I took this picture. :)
It is SO good. Especially yummy warm from the oven, with a little butter… Ohhhh…um, what was I saying? I may add a few raisins in my next loaf – I think that would be amahzing.
I thought banana bread was much more complicated than this, and when I realized it wasn’t (and it was GOOD), I just had to share! Have you discovered an easy recipe you thought would be more difficult?
Now go forth and bake!!