This easy banana bread recipe comes from Ama. Whenever we have leftover bananas, she would simply mash them up and whip-up a few banana breads.
When I was younger, my job was to help wash the kitchen utensils and distribute the banana bread to neighbors, before I could eat the bread. The funny thing was we used to get fresh bananas in return!
Ama's easy banana bread recipe is very easy, it takes only minutes to prepare (and you don’t need to use a mixer).
It’s so simple even your kids can help mash the bananas and mix the ingredients. The banana bread you’ll get is moist and rich with banana flavor.
You can also get creative by adding half a cup of chocolate chips, grated coconut, nuts, raisins, dates or anything else you want to add to the mixture. The only thing you have to remember is to add them last, just before pouring the mixture into the pan.
Also, you can glace the banana bread with some delicious homemade icing.
Another thing about banana breads are they are easy to store. What you need to do is to keep them tightly wrapped in plastic or foil and freeze them (they can last up to 2 months). When ready to eat, just thaw the bread in the refrigerator while still wrapped. I love banana breads because it makes a great snack for my kids. It also makes a wonderful gift whenever I'm visiting friends.
P.S. I’d love to hear your comments about this easy banana bread recipe. Enjoy!
Servings: 1 loaf
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 1 hour
Comments: You can also add a little orange, lemon or lime juice for a nice tangy flavor, or ground cinnamon and nutmeg for a spicy twist to this easy banana bread recipe.
4 medium over-ripe (1 1/3 cup) bananas, mashed
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup caster sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Pinch of salt
1. Preheat oven to 350ºF/180ºC.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine mashed bananas with butter.
3. Add in eggs and vanilla, and mix.
4. Add in sugar, baking soda, salt, and mix.
5. Add flour last and mix until just combined.
6. Pour mixture into a greased and floured bread loaf pan.
7. Bake for 1 hour or until a wooden pick comes out clean.
8. Allow to cool before removing from pan.
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I made your Easy Banana Bread Recipe and just had to tell you how good it was. I'm not a good baker and every time I make this it is not real good. I like this because it had butter and not oil. It turned out great and was real easy . Thanks. - Monnie Terry, U.States
I wanted to stop by and let you know that I had a huge gathering this past weekend and I needed to bring an offering to share. I decided on banana bread, since I had quite a few in the freezer. I found your quick and easy recipe and make it. I have to tell you, it was the hit of the party! Thank you!!!!! - Tiva Wallon, U.States
I have only acquired a taste for banana bread. Made your recipe on the weekend and I absolutely love it - it is the best banana bread I have ever tasted. Took it to work because I thought I would end up eating the whole thing on my own. Well everyone raved about it. I love the fact that you don't need to take out the electric mixer - so easy, so quick and oh so good. I will be saving it in my recipe folder. Thank you, thank you, thank you. - Lorraine Calabria, Australia
One of the best recipes I've ever tasted. As a restaurant owner, all my customers love it! - Ariel Neq, Russia
Just had to let you know. I have tried different banana recipes but i always find myself coming back to this recipe. I have distributed it among my friends as it is such a hit with everyone. Its so easy and i love the idea of not taking out the electric mixers. - Njoki, Australia
Wonderful!! I added some nutmeg, it gave it little extra flavor! - Julia Pislegina, U.States
Deliciously easy banana bread recipe! Great on taste and precious on time. I and my partner can not get enough. Thank you. - Karolina Lipa, Australia
These turned out very fluffy. The kids loved them! - Paige Munson, U.States
Should the butter be melted, or should it be rubbed in to the flour - Bernadette Jeffrey, New Zealand
Answer: Hi Bernadette. There are no hard and fast rules, it's a matter of preference. For this easy banana bread recipe (which does need the use of an electric mixer), I prefer using melted butter because it is much easier to mix. - Dorena
The banana bread recipe was so good! On my second batch I put coconut shavings in the batter in the end with the flour and it came out great. I love to bake and i enjoyed making this. My little sister helped to mash the banana's. It's a recipe little kids can help make. Thanks it was real great. - Clarissa Hernandez, U.States
Would like to know if the butter has to be melted before mixing in with the mashed bananas. - Cheryl Osborne, Australia
Answer: Hi Cheryl. Yes, the butter should be melted (you can melt in a microwave) before mixing in with the mashed bananas for a through mix. - Dorena
It turned out absolutely great (first time) and I've since made it several times. The kids love it for school and it's also come in handy as a quick recipe for when a couple of friends dropped by for coffee. The only drawback is that once it's made it doesn't last long so I bought 5kgs of bananas on Monday so I can make a few and freeze them. - Debi Walker, Australia
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Thank you for posting this recipe. The best banana bread recipe ever. My kids loved it and my work colleague loved it too. I can just eat the whole lot myself. So easy to make as well.
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