Banana Nut Bread

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.

Step 1:

In a mixing bowl, smash 2 -3 ripe bananas.  I use a fork and smash them until smooth.

Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Step 2:

Stir in melted butter, once combined, add the baking soda and salt.

Step 3:

Add the sugar, egg, vanilla and flour.  Mix until combined.

Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Step 4:

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).

Step 5:

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.

Banana Nut Bread Recipe

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 egg

1 1/2 cups flour



Thanks to Simply Recipes for this awesome version!!

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