My kids love banana bread for breakfast. I often find myself buying a few loaves on special at Bob's Produce and freezing them for later use. I had a few over ripe bananas on my counter and I kid you not, I almost threw them away!
I wasn't planning on making banana bread last night, so I needed a recipe containing minimal ingredients I could find in my cupboards.
3 over ripe bananas
1/3 cup butter
1 egg (beaten)
1 cup sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 loaf pans (I used disposable)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mash banana in mixing bowl.
- Melt butter in small bowl in microwave for approximately 35 seconds.
- Add butter to banana.
- Beat egg in small bowl.
- Add egg to mixing bowl.
- Add sugar, vanilla, baking soda and salt to mixing bowl and stir.
- Stir in flour.
- Add chocolate chips.
Pour batter evenly into two lightly greased loaf pans. They should be about half full. Cook both pans at 350 for about 1 hour. I cooked mine about 65 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool before cutting.
I like to use the disposable loaf pans because it makes it easier to freeze. Disposable pans also make bringing baked goods places like play dates and last minute dinners easier. I don't like going to my friend's homes empty-handed and this banana bread recipe is easy to share and super kid friendly.
If I use my disposable container at home I hand wash it for reuse!
While my kids and I love chocolate chips, I can imagine you could add all sorts of goodies to your bread like nuts or dried fruit. Also, you could bake this recipe in muffin tins.
Do you add anything special to your banana bread?