One Bowl Banana Bread

by Boon and Boys


Banana bread is one of those foods that brings me back to my childhood.  My mom always made banana bread for us and we'd go through it quickly.  We'd eat it for breakfast and as an afternoon snack when we got home from school.  Because of that, banana bread always makes me think of my mom and makes me nostalgic for those childhood days.

Baking with my great grandmom, one of my most favorite people in the world.

Now that I have my own son (I still can't believe that I'm a mom some days) I want him to have fond memories of food at home and baking with mommy.  So, of course I had to make banana bread with him.

The camera didn't want to focus on us and Henry looks scared, but here we are baking together.

The camera didn't want to focus on us and Henry looks scared, but here we are baking together.

This recipe is super easy and only requires one bowl and a bread loaf pan.  I made it in about 10 minutes plus baking time.  And I have already eaten a lot of it (only to be reminiscent, of course).

Basically you can throw all your wet ingredients into one bowl.  You don't even have to mash the bananas ahead of time.  

Then add your dry ingredients.

Mix a bit more, adding any favorite mix-ins (I chose walnuts and chocolate chips).

 Pour it into your bread pan, put it in the oven, 

and wait for your yummy treat!  

I love my banana bread warm so I always heat it in the microwave for a few seconds.  Feel free to try it!  I also usually just store it in the loaf pan with some aluminum foil on top, and cut it with a plastic knife to protect my pan.

Enjoy making memories with your favorite people!

Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Mix-ins of choice (e.g., walnuts, chocolate chips, raisins, blue berries, etc.)

Instructions:

  1. Combine the butter, eggs, bananas, and sugar in one bowl and mash until most of the banana is mush with only a few small chunks remaining.
  2. Pour flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon into bowl, and mix until just combined.
  3. Add mix-in ingredients of choice and stir until combined.
  4. Pour into greased loaf pan
  5. Bake at 350 degrees until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (approximately 45-50 minutes)