Banana Bread Recipe

It’s rare, but every now and then we have bananas that start to get overripe, and what better to make with them than banana bread? Actually, I only really know of one other recipe that uses overripe bananas, so I don’t have much of a choice anyways! My boys will eat the banana bread for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if I let them, so no worries about it not getting eaten here. I only really like it when it is fresh out of the oven, and will occasionally eat it the next day or two. But it is really easy to make, Tyler enjoys helping me put all the ingredients in the stand mixer. Generally, this can be either a dessert or a breakfast. We tend to eat it as a dessert or snack when it is first made, and then for breakfast until it is gone.

Banana Bread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Servings: 1 loaf
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 bananas overripe, smashed
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Cinnamon to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Grease loaf pan
  3. Mix sugar and butter in bowl
  4. Stir in eggs until well blended
  5. Add bananas and water, then beat for 30 seconds
  6. Stir in remaining ingredients
  7. Pour into loaf pan
  8. Bake about 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean

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What do you think?