Have your kids ever turned into little monkeys who eat their weight in bananas every day? So you buy a ton of bananas at the grocery story because, duh, that's all they will eat. Until of course they don't. And now you have a bunch of mushy old bananas sitting on your counter.
Tell me it's not just me, right?
Well, luckily there is an easy, delicious recipe that will use up all those mushy old bananas. It's banana bread! And it makes a great breakfast or snack time treat.
I love this recipe because it's so easy! There are no mixers or blenders to use - just dump everything in a bowl, mix well, and you're all set. Pop it in the oven and your home will be smelling like a delicious bakery in no time.
- 3-4 ripe bananas
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3/4 c. sugar
- 1/4 c. vegetable oil (canola or sunflower work great here)
- 2 c. flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a loaf pan with butter and flour.
- In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until they are almost liquid. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Pour into loaf pan.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes, depending on oven. When an inserted toothpick or knife comes out clean, it's ready. Enjoy!
This banana bread can easily be customized by adding chocolate chips, walnuts, pecans, coconut flakes, or anything that floats your boat. Go crazy and make it your own! The bread can be stored on the counter in an airtight container for 3-5 days.