Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Homemade Banana Bread

That's right I made a loaf of banana bread MYSELF! I had to call James and my mom to ask a couple of questions before I could start....
  •  To James - I asked if there was a difference between baking powder and baking soda. The recipe calls for baking soda and we only had baking powder. 
  • To my mom - I took a pictures of the bananas and sent her a text asking if the bananas were ripe enough. Then I had to call her to have her explain how to measure out 1/3 cup of butter (I used a stick of butter). 
I know, I know, it's sad that I am 27 and had to ask these questions. I am just not that good at cooking.

The recipe I used is from

Banana Bread Recipe

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 hour


  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour


No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, 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.
Yield: Makes one loaf.

I recommend this recipe because it was easy to make and I did not dirty up a lot of dishes in the process. I had to bake it a little longer than an hour and I think it could of gone longer.

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