Several years ago while I was visiting my friend, Debbie, she shared some of her freshly baked banana bread with me (and some coffee, of course). She told me she made it all the time, and it was super easy. She was kind enough to give me the recipe, and I have been making it ever since.
Every time I make this One Bowl Banana Bread it amazes me that over-ripe, mushy bananas can taste this good. You won’t believe how easy it is and how delicious it tastes. Plus, clean up is a breeze because everything goes into one mixing bowl! (Check out this article on 24 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Bananas.)
Here’s how you make it.
You’ll need flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, butter, eggs, and some over-ripe bananas.
Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth. Add eggs and mix well.
Add the baking soda and salt, then mix again.
Add 1 cup of flour, mix until fully incorporated. Then add the 2nd cup of flour and mix it again.
At this time the batter will be thick, more like dough.
Today I had 4 over-ripe bananas. You can use 2-4 bananas, but 4 is about perfect for my taste. Place the whole, peeled bananas right into the mixer, 2 at a time. Mix until you can see no more banana pieces. Add additional bananas, then mix again.
The moisture from the bananas will turn your dough-like mixture back into more of a batter consistency. Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of your mixing bowl, then mix more to make sure everything is blended together really well.
The last thing to add is the vanilla. Then give it one last mixing.
Coat a loaf pan with non-stick spray and pour the batter in.
Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour and 10 minutes.
Wash that one mixing bowl while your Banana Bread bakes.
Now all you need is a little butter and a cup of coffee.
A good friend to share it with is also highly recommended!
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 cups flour
- 4 very ripe bananas
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream together the butter and sugar, then add the eggs.
- Add baking soda and salt to mixture, then blend well.
- Add 1 cup of the flour and mix until fully incorporated.
- Add the 2nd cup of flour and mix again.
- Peel bananas and add to mixture. Mix well. (If using a powerful mixer, there is no need to mash them before adding them.) Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then mix again.
- Add vanilla and mix one final time.
- Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray and bake 1 hour and 10 minutes at 350 degrees.