After browsing many recipes online & off, I came upon exactly what I was looking for…a simple but delicious banana bread without a lot of extra stuff added.
Thank you Elise at Simply Recipes for this most perfect recipe! I have lost track of how many times I have made it…we buy too many bananas on purpose now just so we have an excuse to make it even more often!
The recipe… Perfect Banana Bread:
3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
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 4×8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
Makes one loaf.
We have taken to eating half immediately, then saving the other half for the next day, when it becomes banana bread french toast! So delicious!
Definitely try this recipe, and check out Simply Recipes for TONS of great recipes! I get ideas from there quite often, whatever you’re craving, chances are she has an excellent recipe for it!