Tuesday, 23 February 2016

23rd February: Banana bread day

Not everyone knows this, but 23rd of February is officially "Banana Bread Day". Extremely easy to make, banana bread is still a favourite way to quickly bake up a special treat for the family. Modern-day breads also include the addition of chocolate chips, nuts, or even dried fruit. Why not experiment and come up with a banana bread recipe that everyone will love? I for one want to share the recipe I found at Simple Recipes.com.
Why make a difficult, complicated bread? Choose a simple recipe!

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 hour


  • 2-3 very ripe bananas, peeled
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup (240 cc) of sugar (can easily use 3/4 cup, or drop it down to 1/2 cup if you want it less sweet)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour


Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C), and butter a 4x8-inch (6,5 x 20 cm) loaf pan.
In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until smooth. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.
Mix in the baking soda and salt. Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour.
Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes (check at 50 minutes) at 350°F (175°C), or until a tester inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Remove from oven and cool completely on a rack. Remove the banana bread from the pan. Slice and serve. (A bread knife helps to make slices that aren't crumbly.)


  1. Banana bread is our friend… :-)

  2. Ah...brought back some great memories for me...this was a favorite thing to make with my kids when they were small..they got to add 1 mystery ingredient...chocolate, some other fruit, some cereal, shredded veggies were some of their choices..fun times. Think it is time for me to make some banana bread soon...
    hugs abby

    1. Please do so... I want to see!! It tastes like pastry does't it. Well, I mean just as good of course.



  3. I do love my banana bread...especially with walnuts added. This looks very similar to the one I used when my children were young. Recently, I found a recipe for making it with applesauce...wonderful! My youngest son really enjoys it also. Sent half a loaf home with him. ;)

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

    1. How wonderful Cat.. With apple sauce. I love it when people start to experiment a little to find out what is everyone's favourite...



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