Banana Bread
  • Cooking Time: 60
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time: 10
  • 3 to 4 ripe bananas, mashed up
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 to 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Optional topping:
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 5 Tbsp. dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 4 x 8-inch loaf pan.
  2. Using a wooden spoon, mix the butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Mix in the sugar, egg and vanilla.
  4. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in well.
  5. Add the flour last; mix. Pour this mixture into prepared loaf pan.
  6. Bake 1 hour in preheated oven. Cool on wire rack. Remove from pan, slice and serve.
  7. Optional topping: Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the milk and sugar. Cook about 5 minutes until it reaches the consistency of syrup.
  8. Add chopped pecans. Remove from heat. Spread over the bread in the pan. Place under broiler for about a minute or two, watching carefully as not to burn the top. Cool before serving.
Banana Bread recipes are all basically the same with a few differences. I really LOVE this recipe that I've adapted to make a wonderful treat and use for those over ripe bananas sitting on the counter.