Easy Banana Bread

When life hands you overripe bananas, make easy banana bread!  I’m sure you have a favorite banana bread recipe that you always use.  So do I and here’s where I shared my amped up banana bread.

And then I made it easier.  I skipped the mixer.  I dumped all the ingredients in one bowl, mixed it all together, threw it in the greased loaf pan and baked it.  When it came out, I had a super-moist banana bread.  My husband said it was better than the recipe I’ve been using forever.  It’s an easy banana bread that is really moist.  Score!

You can see the glaze seeping into the bread in the photo below.

Easy Banana Bread

Easy Banana Bread

To take my banana bread over the top, I always top it with a simple lemon glaze.  I was out of lemons when I made this easy banana bread, so I added just a dash of pure lemon extract to a cup (I guesstimated) of powdered sugar and a couple of tablespoons of almond milk and whisked it all together.  If it’s too thin, add more powdered sugar.  If it’s too thick, add more almond or regular milk.  You can’t mess it up.  Trust me.

Easy Banana Bread

I usually make the glaze because sometimes banana bread comes out a little dry for my liking.  This banana bread doesn’t even need the glaze, so skip the glaze and save a few calories. 🙂

Easy, Moist Banana Bread

Easy, Moist Banana Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 overripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice OR 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
  • 2-3 Tablespoons almond milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease a loaf pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas until almost smooth.
  3. Mix in the baking soda and salt. Stir in the egg, sugar, melted butter and vanilla extract.
  4. Mix in the flour.
  5. Pour the batter into loaf pan and bake for approx. 1 hour. Check at 50 minutes. When a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, it's done.
  6. Let rest in the pan on a wire rack for 15-20 minutes. Remove bread from the pan. Serve with lemon glaze, if desired.

Do you have a favorite banana bread recipe?  I dare you to make mine and tell me what you think!  It’s so, so easy and so, so good.

 

About Alli

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Comments

  1. We love banana bread here and I have been using an easy recipe. I usually keep the overripe bananas for that same reason. I usually throw in spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon and dash of clove. I have not thought of adding a lemon glaze over it – that would be something to try.

  2. I love banana bread! My whole house does. I have to make a bunch for my house or it wont last more than 24 hours.

  3. It looks like an easy to follow recipe and I am sure to love your recipe. It does look so tasty.

  4. Banana bread is always such a fave here with the grand kids. I will try your recipe this week as I was planning to make them some for snacking.

  5. Banana bread is one of my favorite homemade baked goods. My aunt used to make it for me all the time, but I’ve never tried it myself. I’ll have to follow your recipe! Sounds delicious.

  6. I have some overripe bananas in the freezer for smoothies. Would frozen bananas work in this?

  7. Mmmm I love banana bread! I usually put walnuts in ours.

  8. I love banana bread! It’s a great dessert or a really tasty breakfast. This looks like a great recipe.

  9. I could really go for some of this bread. I’d love to try your recipe. Banana bread is a favorite of mine.

  10. I love that this is an easy way to make banana bread, it really does seem like a great recipe to try!

  11. I’ve never made banana bread without overripe bananas! It tastes so much sweeter this way!

  12. Yum! I am craving some banana bread now! I love how simple it is to just throw together and it’s perfect for breakfast, dessert or snack.

  13. Banana bread is such a great treat! It is perfect for every occasion and everyone love it.

  14. Yay! I have 4 over-ripe bananas sitting on my counter right now! I’ve also never tried adding a glaze so will have to give that a go! Thanks for sharing xx

  15. michele d says

    I could eat banana bread all day long. I love it! I’ll be trying your recipe soon.

  16. Now I want some banana bread with my coffee this morning. I just put a whole bunch of bananas in the freezer for smoothies, I should have made some banana bread too! I’m making plans. Your recipe sounds good. I haven’t tried almond milk yet but know I should. I use a recipe from way back which stirs by hand also. That lemon glaze sound delicious.

  17. Robin Ruehrwein says

    Banana bread is one of my favorites to make because it is so simple. Your recipe sounds amazing!

  18. I love banana bread. I always make it as a one bowl cake. I’ve never added a glaze but now I want to bake one this weekend and add your glaze to it. I’ll let you know when I make it.

  19. I love me some banana nut bread! I love the mix from the store, but now I can make my own thanks to you!!

  20. I have never tried this recipe before but definitely I would love to try this recipe today! Thanks for sharing!!

  21. I wish I had heard this post earlier as I just threw away my overripe bananas as didn’t think I would have the time to bake. Thanks for the recipe keeping it for next time

  22. i love banana bread.thanks for the information on bread ingrdients

  23. I read the recipe several times to learn when to add the melted butter…..to no avail. I simply added the melted butter to the batter. It smells delicious. The bread is moist enough and there is no need for the lemon icing….my family complained that with the icing they could not taste the banana. to each his own.
    next time the icing will be served on the side. perhaps that is what this recipe stated. oh well. the bread, regardless, is delicious. thank you for this wonderful recipe! 🙂

    • Oops – sorry for leaving out where to add the melted butter. Thanks for your comment and for letting me know about the butter. I fixed it. The glaze can be served on the side and you’re correct, this bread doesn’t even need a glaze. Thanks again!

  24. Marion Deen says

    I mixed the batter, tasted it and it’s already a winner! It’s in the oven and can’t wait to serve it to my family!! The last time I made a banana bread was 10yrs ago and couldn’t remember the recipe after becoming a health nut addict. Today I’m indulging and happy to do so! I added raisins and maraschino cherries and reduced the sugar 1/2 C. Yes sire, it’s a winner!! Thank you.

  25. It’s hard to come by well-informed people for this topic, however, you sound like you
    know what you’re talking about! Thanks

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