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Basic Banana Bread

My blog is all geared towards healthier and nutritious recipes, but there is also always a place for the recipe that comes from mom. Because, yes, there is value in using healthier ingredients or making healthier versions of your favorite treats. But there is also value in eating treats with real sugar and real flour. 


This is actually one of the simplest recipes you can make in a dime especially when those bunches of bananas on your counter are going ripe. 


My brother absolutely loves this recipe and when I’m home my mom and I always take turns whipping up this banana bread for him especially when he’s hard at work with school and band practice. 


I also find mashing bananas and baking in general as a great form of therapy. 


And since I can almost guarantee you likely have all these ingredients in your household, Let’s get baking! 



  • 3 to 4 ripe bananas

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour  

  • ¾ cup brown sugar 

  • 2 eggs or egg substitute. For 3 eggs, the substitute would be (3 tbsp oil, 3 tbsp water, 2 tsp baking powder. 

  • 1 stick of butter 

  • 1 tsp cinnamon or cinnamon to your preference. 

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract 

  • ½ tsp baking soda 

  • ½ tsp salt. 




Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and take out a 9x5 inch banana bread pan. 


Then grab your bananas and slowly start mashing them in a small bowl. I encourage you to mash one at a time to make it easier on yourself. 


In a small mixing bowl, combine all your dry ingredients except for your sugar. The flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon powder. 


In a larger mixing bowl, add the melted stick of butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract, mashed bananas, and the eggs or egg substitute. 


If you decide to go the egg substitute route, make it in a mini bowl first to ensure that the baking powder reacts with the water and oil to fully provide the chemical reaction effect that will allow the bread to rise effectively. 


Once these are whisked in separate bowls, you can begin to slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. 


The bread should cook for approximately 60 to 65 minutes in the oven! 


Hope you enjoy this simple, classic, and family favorite banana bread recipe.






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