I think I tell my husband far too often that he shouldn’t throw out our bananas because I want to make bread with them and then don’t actually get around to doing it. I have probably only made this easy banana bread maybe 3 or 4 times in the 6 and a half years that we have been married. We really enjoy it when I do make it though. I thought you might appreciate my oh so yummy, tried and true recipe.
(I have to make our bread without nuts because of my daughter’s allergies to nuts, but you can use this recipe with nuts as well)
Easy Banana Bread
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 very ripe bananas, mashed well
6 TBS unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup plain yogurt (I use greek yogurt)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use cooking spray to prep your pan. *This recipe makes one 9 inch loaf or two smaller loaves.
2. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Whisk the mashed bananas, melted butter, eggs, yogurt, and vanilla together in a separate bowl. Gently fold the banana mixture into the flour mixture with a rubber spatula until just combined. Do not over mix. (the batter should look thick and chunky.)
3. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few crumbs attached, about 55 minutes. (With two loaves, it took about 51 minutes for both to cook.)
4. Let the loaf cool in the pan for 10 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack to let cool for one hour.
Trust me, this won’t last long in your house after you make it. It is delicious!