If you would have told me earlier in my life that at one point I’d be laying in bed on a Friday night with zit cream all over my face, a pillow between my knees (does anyone else HAVE to sleep like that after having kids…. like honestly what haven’t they destroyed LOL) and blogging about banana bread recipes I’d have told you …. well, yeah actually that sounds about right.

Even moreso? I was talking to a good friend earlier about what it says about my age that I made a banana bread to serve alongside some other snacks at a night of drinking we have planned this weekend… we had a good laugh when she told me she was also going to make banana muffins but she thought she’d get made fun of - so don’t worry girl, I got that covered!! LOL. Anyways, I had some bananas that had been abandoned on the counter and replaced with less-brown ones so I decided today was the day I was going to give them their new purpose inside of a delicious banana bread. I must say that it isn’t often I have brown bananas - my kids love them and I use them all the time in smoothies, so I rarely have any left over. But when I do, I pull out this recipe because it literally only takes 10 minutes to whip this up, toss it in the oven, set a timer and away you go (and the house smells like freshly baked heaven all afternoon). Couldn’t even tell you where I originally got this recipe, but it’s delicious and easy as hell! Win!


1/2 cup Butter

1 cup Sugar

3-4 Bananas, mushed

2 eggs, beaten

1 1/2 cups Flour

1 tsp Baking Soda

1/2 tsp Salt

1 tsp Vanilla

Chocolate Chips (optional)

Walnuts, chopped (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Cream butter & sugar together in a bowl

Add beaten eggs and bananas, and combine

Mix flour, salt & baking soda together (I think good bakers will tell you to sift these ingredients .. I never have, and nothing bad has ever happened)

Add the dry ingredients, as well as the vanilla, to the wet ingredients and mix only until combine - don’t overmix!

Add chocolate chips and/or chopped walnuts (both optional and it’s equally delicious with or without them)

Grease your loaf pan (I use a glass loaf pan and just a little bit of butter to grease it) and empty contents from the bowl into the pan

Throw it in the oven for 55-60 minutes

Let stand to cool

Voila! So easy and so good that honestly I’d probably eat it off the ground (LOL… half kidding)

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