Simple Banana Bread Recipe: It's So Easy Even The Kids Can Help

Karen Kasberg
by Karen Kasberg
2 loaves
45 min

As much as we love bananas in our house there always seem to be a few we don’t get to eat before they start looking a bit too ripe. I’m sure you can relate! So, without a doubt, the best thing to do is freeze the bananas until I’m ready to bake this simple banana bread recipe.

This recipe is yet another family favorite from a recipe book my mom created many years ago.

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Best Type Of Pans for Baking This Banana Bread

Most often I will use a traditional loaf pan or bread pan when baking this recipe. However, there have been occasions when I’ve used a cupcake pan for ease of sharing this delicious treat with the family.

You could also use this mini loaf pan if you were perhaps making it to give away as a gift. A fresh loaf of banana bread makes a wonderful gift during the holidays or even as part of a self-care gift basket.

Optional Ingredients You Can Add To This Recipe

Any one of these ingredients would certainly add another dimension to this already delicious banana bread recipe:

.Chocolate chips



.Dried cranberries

.Spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or cloves make a nice addition too

This article from Taste of Home shares some really amazing additions to banana bread.

I hope you enjoy the simplicity and deliciousness of this recipe as much as I do!

Other posts you may enjoy:

. Daffodil Cake Recipe: A Family Favorite You Absolutely Need to Try

. Simple Apple Cake Recipe: 6 Easy Steps To Delicacy

. Easy Chocolate Macaroons

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Simple Banana Bread Recipe: It's So Easy Even The Kids Can Help
Recipe details
  • 2  loaves
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 4 medium bananas (soft & ripe but not rotting)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Grease two loaf pans (bread pans).
Mash bananas with a fork or use a mixer.
Add sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla to bananas and mix well on medium speed.
Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add this to the above ingredients and mix thoroughly.
OPTIONAL: Add 1 cup of chocolate chips, nuts, raisins, dried cranberries, or whatever your heart desires.
Pour mixture into greased loaf pans.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the bread is done. You can test to see if the bread is done by inserting a toothpick into the center of the bread. If the toothpick is clean upon removal the bread is done.
Karen Kasberg
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