To me, banana bread is the ultimate no-fuss, rustic loaf - designed to use up those gross over-ripe bananas and turn them into a delicious snack to enjoy throughout the day. With that said, this recipe is simple (beginner friendly!), can pretty much be made in one bowl, and doesn’t require any special equipment. This recipe was originally derived from the wonderful Nigella Lawson, and adapted by my mom in the early 2000’s. I’ve continued the tradition of making it ever since, with some tweaks here and there.
One thing I’ve noticed after making this recipe dozens of times is that it’s really flexible on how many bananas you need to use up. If you need to get rid of 4 instead of 2 bananas, then add an extra tablespoon of flour. Even if you don’t adjust the flour your loaf will still be delicious, just a little denser and will need to be cooked longer (more on this below). Is banana bread nostalgic for you? Let me know if you have any memories or BB hacks in the comments. Happy New Year!