Monday, May 21, 2012

When Life Gives You Bananas...

You make bread!! :)

This past weekend the Mr had to work all weekend, which is not normal for us. But, it was kinda nice to have the house to myself for one day, by Sunday I was ready to have him back :). I was cleaning the kitchen when I noticed these two lonely and extremely ripe bananas staring at me. I instantly thought of my moms banana bread recipe. Growing up to the smell of something baking in the oven was a staple in my childhood home. We had banana bread at least once a month in my house because my family loved it. So I did what any lonely woman would do...started baking! This is an extremely easy recipe.

Momma's Banana Bread Recipe

You will need the following:

1/2 stick soften butter
2 large eggs
2 or 3 ripe bananas
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/3 cup flour (I use all purpose)
A dash of salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (I LOVE cinnamon so I add 1 teaspoon)
OPTIONAL: Nuts, chocolate chips, etc...the possibilities are endless

Preheat your oven to 350 while you mix the following ingredients.

In one bowl, I smashed the bananas with a fork and whisk.

Next I combined the sugar, butter and eggs to the smashed bananas. It's Ok to have some chunks of bananas but you want to smash as much as you can.

In a second bowl, I mixed the shifted flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.

Next I combined the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and mixed until all ingredients were blended together. At this point you could add nuts or chocolate chips. I usually put chocolate chips in mine but I was all out. This recipe will make on regular loaf or two small loaves, I used one regular loaf pan sprayed with non-stick baking spray.

Threw it in the oven for 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted came out clean. Depending on your oven you should cook it between 35 and 50 minutes.

I love my banana bread warm, so I literally waiting three minutes before I put it in my cake stand and sliced away. This may or may not have happened at 11:00pm at night on Saturday. I may or may not have enjoyed three slices slathered with butter. It was delicious! If you don't have a go-to banana bread recipe this is a must try.

Do you have a recipe that reminds you of your childhood? Or a recipe that you always cook when you're feeling a little down? I would love to try it so either post it below of if you blog post a link to your recipe if you shared it!


  1. One of the Best Banana Nut bread recipes I have made. I love it. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Easy and yummy! The recipe works well using gluten free flour as well :)

  3. i LOVE that you made this sooo simple! thanks for sharing! I am definitely trying this today! and I love the whole "this may or may not have happened" lolol ;)

  4. It's in the oven as I type, can't wait to taste it.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Raylene! Hopefully it was delicious - I made some the other weekend and I added cinnamon chips, I may be a little bias but it was ahhmazing. Feel free to stop back by and let me know if you liked it! :)

    2. It came out delicious, i used 4 small bananas because thats what I had laying around. Its moist but not to moist ;-) it was delicious i cut a slice as soon as it came out.. but I had to hold back and try not to eat it all beacuse I'm trying to lose weight for my wedding lol

    3. Yay! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding :)

  5. Just making sure, it's half a stick of butter, not half a cup?

    1. Sorry for the late response, it is half a stick of butter!

  6. Do I cook them differently if I want to make muffins instead of a loaf?

    1. The only difference would be the cooking time! Fill your muffin tin half way and I would start at 12 minutes. They will be done when they are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean!

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