Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bananas Anyone? How about Banana Bread?

I always have bananas on hand and though I try to buy only a few at a time it seems I overbuy and the bananas are ripe before I have eaten them. Half of the time when I shop, the bananas on offer are already over ripe or I would purchase them slightly green and let them ripen on the counter.

When I have over ripe bananas I put them in a fruit smoothie (more on this another day) or I make some banana bread though I can't say I've baked any for some time. Yesterday I had a hankering for some banana bread and didn't want to purchase any while I was out for coffee with a friend. I meant to bake the banana bread last night but was a little too tired so today (Thursday) was the day.

Banana Bread Recipe


  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1 chopped and mashed apple (i only used 3 bananas so I added a Fuji apple)
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar (I reduced mine to 3/4 cup and it was still a bit too sweet)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour


Mash the bananas and then in a large bowl add the melted butter into the mashed bananas. Next add the sugar, egg, and vanilla into the bowl and mix. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last and mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.

This recipe was found here . It was my first time trying this recipe and it was very simple to make as well as quite tasty. I modified the recipe with the addition of the apple as I also had some apples that were going brown. I reduced the sugar by 1/4 cup and I think it could easily be reduced by another quarter cup if you don't like things too sweet.

For your convenience, I have now added a recipe converter to the side bar (on right hand side of your screen). Enjoy!


Serline said...

Yum! Will give it a go some time... have a blessed weekend!

Joyful said...

Thank you Serline. I pray that things are improving where you live. Have a blessed and safe week. Hugs xx

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

I am going to try this with just 1/2 of the sugar. I like the addition og apple.

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