I truly love being able to use old bananas to make a really rewarding treat. Truth of the matter is, if it wasn’t for recipes like this, I’d be throwing out bananas all the time.
This is a basic banana bread recipe. Feel free to embellish it with anything from a coffee cake style loaf with crumbles to a maple glaze. Top it with basic vanilla ice cream and your in heaven!
Living alone makes it so hard to consume all of what I buy and cook before it goes bad. Ugh! So frustrating. But as the saying goes, when life throws you lemons, make lemonade! In this case when life throws you rotten bananas, why not make bread!?
This recipe makes two loaves, so if you live alone like me, share a loaf with a loved one. That’s my new strategy. Enjoy!
Sidenote: For an added twist, I added coconut oil dried bananas, pecans and dark chocolate chunks (smashed half of a chocolate bar). Garnished with (what else – yup, a banana sliced in half – a half for each loaf. Gives it a nice rustic cafe look. 🍌
1. Preheat oven 350
2. Combine Dry ingredients
• 1.5c flour
• 1 tsp baking soda
• .5 tsp kosher salt
3. Mix med on speed for 2 mins
• 2-3 eggs
• 1 tsp vanilla
• Bananas (1.5-3cups/3-6 bans)
• 1c packed brown sugar
• 3/4c butter softened
4. Slowly add flour mixture into wet mixture
5. Cook 45 mins in 2 greased loaf pans