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Banana bread with a couple slices cut on a cutting board next to two bananas

Easy Delicious Banana Bread

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 slices 1x
  • Category: bread
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


This easy banana bread recipe is a delicious way to use up overripe bananas!


Units Scale
  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Mash ripe bananas with a potato masher.
  3. Mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add in the sugar, egg, and vanilla and mix.
  5. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, and nuts last and mix well.
  6. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour.
  7. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.


For muffins, reduce cooking time to 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

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