Grammie’s Banana Bread Recipe

I have been making this recipe for Banana Bread for as long as I can remember! In fact, even though I can’t, I should be able to make this recipe from memory. (Possibly an age thing??) I actually do okay until it comes to the dry ingredients, I can never remember the exact amount of flour and baking soda…lol.

When I was little, if there were ripe bananas sitting in a bowl on the counter my mom always whipped up a Banana Bread.  I remember asking my mom where the recipe came from and she told me it was from her Mom, my Grammie.

Let’s face it when a recipe is passed down from one generation to the next and the next and the next…you know that recipe is a keeper!

Banana Bread

KITCHEN HINT – If you are anything like me, you always have a couple overripe bananas hanging around in a bowl on the kitchen table.  Most banana bread and banana muffin recipes call for three ripe bananas. So, if I have only one or two, I peel them and slip them into a freezer bag, adding to the bag until I get three and then start a new bag.

Banana Bread

A partial bag of frozen bananas.

For this recipe, I used one frozen banana (I just broke it into pieces and put it in the bowl, it thawed enough to mash in no time) and two ripe bananas that I had on hand.

Banana Bread

Using a fork, mash the bananas until they are a fairly thin consistency.  It’s okay if there are a few, bit larger pieces.

Banana Bread

Add sugar and egg to mashed bananas, again using a FORK, combine well.

Banana Bread

Add melted butter and again using the fork, stir to combine.

Banana Bread

Sift or whisk dry ingredients to combine and add to banana mixture. Stir with a fork until flour is incorporated.

Banana Bread

Scrape into greased pan and bake at 350 degrees F. for 45 – 65 minutes (depending on pan size) or until a cake tester comes out clean.  (You can buy cake testers, I just use a toothpick)

And…don’t worry about the crack, I feel it’s the sign of a great banana bread!

Banana Bread

If you like this recipe for Banana Bread, you may also want to check out some of my other sweet bread recipes including:

 Pumpkin Bread

 Glazed Clementine Loaf

 Banana Chip Bread

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Grammies Banana Bread Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 ripe bananas (overly ripe work even better!)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl sift together flour, salt, baking soda.
  2. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl and using a fork, mash bananas to a thin consistency.
  4. Add sugar and egg to mashed bananas, again using a FORK, combine well.
  5. Add melted butter and combine, again using the fork.
  6. Add dry ingredients to banana mixture. Stir with a fork until flour is incorporated.
  7. Scrape into loaf pan (which has been prepared with cooking spray).
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 45 - 65 minutes (depending on pan size) or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  9. Cool 10 minutes in the pan, remove from pan and enjoy!!

As you can tell, I am a big fan of using a plain old, ordinary table fork with this recipe.  I find it makes for a much lighter texture. I do use a spatula to scrape the batter from the bowl to the pan.

This bread is a staple in our house, I probably make this or the version with chocolate chips at least twice a month.  It freezes very well and to help with thawing and serving, I always slice before freezing, reassemble and wrap well.

As always, if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask and I will do my very best to answer.

Comments

  1. Perfect comfort food!

  2. I love recipes with simple ingredients

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