Basic Banana Bread Recipe

Apr 5, 2013 2:01 pm

The only banana bread recipe you'll ever need

Banana bread is perfect for breakfast or lunch. It's also a great way to use bananas that are brown and spotty. I like to double this recipe and make a big batch of banana bread on a lazy Sunday afternoon, that way I have a slice for every day of the week. Serve banana bread warm with a pat of butter, or dollop of cream or yogurt.

photo: <a href="">Robyn Anderson </a> on Flickr
photo: Robyn Anderson on Flickr
Banana bread tastes better the next day, so make a big batch!
Servings: 5


4 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon canola oil
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of clove
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine the butter and oil with the mashed bananas in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add in the egg, spices, salt, baking soda and vanilla. After those things are well incorporated, mix in the flour, and stir lightly a few times until just combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into a buttered loaf pan.
  5. Bake for about one hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. 
  6. Allow to cool before slicing and serving.

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Prep Time: 
10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
1 hour
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