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How to Make The Best Ever Banana Bread

by Cindy Rippe

I had 4 really, REALLY ripe bananas on the counter yesterday, so I thought I'd turn them into something my son LOVES....banana bread! This is such an easy recipe, and the bread turns out so moist and so scrumptious! My son says it's one of his favorites, trust me, this doesn't last very long, so you might make 2 loaves!

The Best EVER Banana Bread


  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional) I didn't use any in the picture.
No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350. With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.