Grab a couple of ripe bananas, some butter, sugar, and just a few other ingredients, and soon you’ll be drooling over the best banana bread you have ever tasted.
How to Make Banana Bread
Banana Bread Ingredients
- Ripe bananas
- Baking soda
- Walnuts and Chocolate chips (Optional)
Just a few days back, we were blanketed by the latest weather phenomena to grace our presence, the polar vortex.
While the thermometers outdoors struggled to maintain a position above the zero mark, (or on several nights and days even about the 15 below zero mark), our furnaces weren’t the only thing keeping us warm and cozy indoors.
At our home in town during the week and our cottage getaway on the weekends, our ovens were burning, seemingly non-stop.
This loaf of easy banana bread was only one of the yummies that resulted.
Out of that cold snap, among other treats of deliciousness, came the likes of Cinamon Rolls, some Oatmeal and Apple Butter Bars, an incredible adult version of Mac ‘N Cheese, and of course the best banana bread you’ve ever tasted.
Moist and heavy but not dense, this loaf of banana bread was virtually perfect, by my standard.
Let’s be clear; the addition of optional walnuts and chocolate chips certainly did nothing to detract from its high ranking.
Aside from the taste, the best thing about this banana bread was that I did not have to make it.
Unbeknownst to me, the other guy behind this site, Scott, worked from home on this day.
Have you ever arrived home on a cold winter day and had a fresh loaf of this waiting for you? Friend, you haven’t lived until you have had such an experience.
Do yourself a favor and start stashing a banana or two away, inside of your freezer.
You never know when your spouse might get the urge to have a loaf of this waiting for you at the end of a long, cold day. You can thank me for the tip, later.
This banana bread is so easy even a kid can make it.
Taking a cue from his dad, our 13 year-old Nate made this recipe, substituting chopped up chocolate bar and a teaspoon of cocca powder for chocolate chips.
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Place bananas and butter in a large mixing bowl and mix together, using a wooden spoon. Add sugar, egg, and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
- Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and stir. Add the optional walnuts and chocolate chips, if desired. Add the flour and continue to mix by hand.
- Pour the mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan and bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack and remove from pan. Slice and serve.