Easiest Banana Bread

I love banana bread. Any kind – you can make it “healthier” or not, I always enjoy a hearty slice of sweet banana bread. Chocolate chips, nuts, applesauce, carob, lots of spices, berries mixed in, you name it, I’ll eat it! This week, my brother got a hold of a ton of bananas (literally) and he made the most delicious banana bread ever. He gave me some bananas, I asked for the recipe, and I was shocked to find out that it was incredibly simple. Too simple, it seemed. But delicious. So, I made it exactly as he instructed, except I made two batches – one in a loaf pan and one batch into muffins. They were scrumptious both ways. Consider this recipe tested and perfected and so simple and quick to whip up, you will want to make it all the time. Except somehow you’ll have to have so many bananas you turn yellow. I think I have eaten enough, except now I want more, but magically we have eaten all the bananas he conjured up! Jesse, go find more!

Banana Bread Ingredients:
4 ripe bananas
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup room-temperature margarine (I used Soy-Free Earth Balance)
2 cups white flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
sprinkle of dried coconut or sliced almonds, for topping

Preheat your oven to 350┬║ F.

Mash bananas in a bowl using a potato masher or fork. You want to create as few lumps as possible. Beat in the sugar and margarine, till you have a smooth consistency. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix into the wet ingredients.

Pour into a greased loaf pan, or lined muffin tins. Sprinkle dried coconut, sliced almonds, or a pinch of sugar over batter to give a crunchy topping.

Bake muffins for 25-30 minutes.
Bake loaf for 60-70 minutes.
*Stick a toothpick into the center and it should come out nearly clean (a few crumbs are okay because it is best a bit moist).

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7 Responses to “Easiest Banana Bread”


  1. 1 talia January 17, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    awesome! go jesse and tessa!

  2. 2 FoodFeud January 17, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I like those cupcake liners – they go well with the tropical banana/coconut theme. I loooove banana bread too but most often make them into muffins because it smells so good I can’t ever wait the whole hour of baking a loaf!

  3. 3 Lili January 17, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Yum!!!! And I used the last two bananas to make your vegan challah. Just ate it, hot out of the oven…heaven!!!!!!

  4. 4 Mihl January 18, 2011 at 5:45 am

    Banana bread muffins! <3

  5. 5 Julie January 18, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    yummmmmmmmmy! This look delicious!

  6. 6 math games January 28, 2011 at 10:34 am

    post not working in firefox

  7. 7 Ashley July 25, 2012 at 6:12 am

    this was absolutely delicious, thanks!


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