Banana Bread

I had bananas on the cusp of spoiling on the counter.  No room in my freezer to put anymore in there.  So, I decided to search for one on and found a good one.  Like most recipes, I didn’t have all the ingredients and I didn’t want to go out just to pick up one or two ingredients.

I like using mostly for the feedback and suggestions.  Thousands of people have already tested this recipe.  I used several suggestions and with my missing ingredients list I’m typing up my own recipe.   It’s not too sweet and not too bread-like.

Shout out to my niece for supplying almost all the ingredients!  It was great hanging out at your place and baking.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup mashed banana (~2-3 medium bananas)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan
  2.  In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla, mix well. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, stir into the butter mixture until smooth. Finally, fold in the bananas (and walnuts). Spread evenly into the prepared pan
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool loaf in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely

Side notes:

  • baked it in a toaster oven
  • the banana were mashed and still had a bit of chunks
  • some extras to add
    • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
    • bran flakes in the flour so it still totals 1 3/4 cups
    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

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