Share your… Recipe Thursdays {Banana Bread}

July 19, 2012

Due to some noise issues in our home today I am a little late sharing this week’s recipe.

We are having our shower redone and work started today.

I tell you, the banging, hammering, ripping gets old fast.

Little One is a bit sensitive to loud noises and does not like this one bit.

She started crying at one point and I had to take her to our neighbors house for a bit and then the pool to escape the noise.

But here I am, ready with my recipe of the week… Banana Bread.

I had a few old bananas laying around last week and was about to throw them out when on a whim I decided to find a recipe to use them up.

The one I found is quick, simple and just delicious.


3 or 4 ripe bananas (I only used two and it was fine.)

1/3 cup melted butter

1 cup sugar (I reduced to 3/4 cup.)

1 egg, beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon baking soda

pinch of salt

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

about a 1/4 cup chopped almonds (my addition)


Preheat oven to 350°.

Mash bananas in a bowl, mix in the melted butter with a wooden spoon.

Mix in the sugar, beaten egg and vanilla.

Sprinkle baking soda and salt on top of mixture, mix in.

Add the flour, mix well.

I also added a 1/4 cup chopped almonds. But that’s up to individual taste.

Pour into a buttered/greased 4×8 loaf pan.

Bake for one hour.

Cool on rack.

Remove from pan, slice and serve.

(It tastes really good still warm with a bit of buttery spread.)

*Note: Recipe courtesy of Simple Recipes.

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  • Reply Helen July 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Ooh, I love banana bread. My mom has a recipe that has sour cream in it and it’s so moist and yummy.

    • Reply Susi July 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      That does sound pretty good. I like sour cream in a lot of dishes. Thanks for linking up again. 🙂

  • Reply Jessica July 19, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Oh, I love me some banana bread.

    • Reply Susi July 19, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      You know, I like it too. I never realized until I baked it last week. And better yet, the hubby loves it.

  • Reply Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell July 19, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    That does sound perfectly delicious.

    • Reply Susi July 19, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      It is pretty good. The almonds add a nice crunch.

  • Reply TBM July 20, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Love banana bread…I was addicted a couple of years ago. It is probably time to bake some more. Good luck with the noise thing. The place next to us has been under construction and it is jarring all day long.

    • Reply Susi July 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      Yeah, the noise has been “lovely”… we got out of the house for a bit today and spent time with great grandma. So, there is that.

  • Reply Briana July 20, 2012 at 11:01 am


    • Reply Susi July 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm

      It was!!!

  • Reply Sandra July 21, 2012 at 12:56 am

    I LOVE banana bread! But you know what? I make them into muffins. Taste the same and there’s portion control. And it’s easy to serve and take to-go, and it’s cute, too. I make banana bread all the time, but haven’t made it in bread shape in a long time! Hehe.

    • Reply Susi July 21, 2012 at 9:37 am

      I was thinking about making it into muffins next time I make some. I like the portion control, too. But this was only my second time making it… I’d like to forget the first!!! 🙂

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