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banana bread

Banana Bread

Herbs and Flour
One of my favourite things to do when I have overripe bananas is to bake up a loaf of this delicious, easy banana bread! It is so easy to whip up with ingredients I already have on hand in my pantry and fridge.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 slices (1 standard loaf)
Calories 243 kcal


  • 3 bananas overripe, mashed
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cups flour (all purpose, whole wheat pastry flour or a combination of both)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Optional Toppings

  • 1 banana sliced lengthwise
  • sprinkle of turbinado sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper or grease it generously.
  • In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Then add all of the remaining ingredients together until well combined.
  • Transfer to the loaf pan and top with the optional toppings if desired. Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a cooling rack.


Calories: 243kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 3gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 317mgPotassium: 167mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 333IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword banana, banana bread, quick bread, ripe bananas
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