Quick and Easy Banana Bread


Lately I have had so many ripe bananas left in my fruit bowl (and of course nobody wants to eat them because they’re “gross”), so I decided to try to make a banana bread rather than throwing out the bananas.  I tweaked this recipe from simplyrecipes.com a little by adding chocolate chips.  The kids went crazy over this banana bread (and I was actually pretty impressed on how delicious it tasted).  They even asked when I was making it again!!



  • 2 to 3 very ripe bananas, peeled
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar (1/2 cup if you want it to be less sweet – I used 3/4 and thought it was perfect)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter a 4×8 inch loaf pan.

2. In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until completely smooth.  Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.


3. Mix in the baking soda and salt.  Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract.  Mix in the flour.  (I added about 1/4 cup of chocolate chips in this step).

image4.  Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan.  Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour at 350 degrees, or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.

5. Remove from oven and cool completely on rack.  Remove bread from pan and slice and serve.


Prep Time:  10 minute                  Cook time:  55 minutes                Yield:  Makes one loaf

***TIP:  Use over-ripe bananas.  The yellow peels should be at least half browned and the banana should be really soft and brown.***

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