Happy Easter! Today I wanted to share something that’s quick, easy, and completely stress free: banana bread.
To be honest, I never set out to make banana bread. I get a bunch of bananas for breakfast, don’t end up eating all of them, and, just as the rest are starting to brown, realize, oh yeah! Banana bread!
Now, a quick note: this recipe has some flexibility with the amount of banana you put in. Add 3 if you want a very banana-y taste; add 2 if you want more of a subtle flavor. Both work!
What You’ll Need
- ½ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 5 tablespoons salted butter, melted
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 2-3 mashed bananas
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons flour
- ½ cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon butter
How You Do It
- Preheat the oven to 375 degree F. Line the bread loaf tin with parchment paper.
- Mix together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
- In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, vanilla, and brown and white sugars. The mixture will be grainy, similar in texture to apple sauce.
- Mix mashed bananas into the butter mixture. Along with the egg, add to the flour mixture and mix until combined. Pour into the loaf pan.
- Make the topping. Using a fork, cut the flour into the sugar and cinnamon until the chunks of butter are pea-sized or smaller. Sprinkle over loaf. Note: If you would like the top to be crunchy, allow some larger chunks to remain.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let set for ten minutes then remove from tin. Peel off the parchment paper, slice, and enjoy!
Just look at how gorgeous.
It’s crazy how easy it is to make banana bread, right?
Mix it up: Prefer muffins instead? Bake for 13 to 15 minutes instead.