If you are like me, then you end up with several overripe bananas periodically. So, what do you do with them? I freeze some – to use in smoothies – and I make banana nut bread out of the rest. This recipe is one of the easiest and fool-proof ones I have come across.
In a mixing bowl, smash 2 -3 ripe bananas. I use a fork and smash them until smooth.
Stir in melted butter, once combined, add the baking soda and salt.
Add the sugar, egg, vanilla and flour. Mix until combined.
Add 1 cup of chopped nuts (if you like). I use whatever I have in the cupboard – but walnuts are my favorite. Pour into a loaf pan sprayed lightly (I use Pam).
Bake at 350 for about an hour. I check around 50 minutes because my oven seems to cook bread much faster. It should be done when a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Let cool completely. Remove from pan and slice. I serve mine with either butter or cream cheese.
2 – 3 ripe bananas (you will want overripe bananas – the peels should be turning brown and the bananas should feel squishy)
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
Thanks to Simply Recipes for this awesome version!!