Monday, July 18, 2016

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. We really didn't do a lot. Friday night we had some friends over and the rest of the weekend we were lazy. I spent some time organizing and packing for our trip.

I have shared before that Jack is the pickiest eater known to man. He has a list of like 5-10 things he will eat and thats it. It's beyond frustrating for me. For breakfast he eats mini pancakes or a waffle taco (waffle w/pb folded in half). He does love the mini muffins that you can buy at the store. I was trying to think of something I could make to see if he would eat it. I had a batch of over ripe bananas and decided that I would make some muffins to see if I could get him to eat them. He's all of a sudden been super picky about banana. {insert eye roll emoji here}.

This recipe is super quick..I was able to whip them up and bake all while my boys napped!

The original recipe calls for all purpose flour. I like to use whole wheat flour whenever possible so I decided to do a half and half mixture.

You will need:
2-3 ripe and peeled bananas, 1/3 cup melted butter, 3/4 cup sugar {I always err on the lesser side but you can also add more if you like yours sweeter}, 1 egg beaten, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp baking soda, pinch of salt, 1 1/2 cups flour {I used 1 cup whole wheat and 1/2 cup all purpose)

Preheat the oven to 350 and grease your cupcake tin or loaf pan whichever you want to use works fine!
Mash the ripe bananas in your mixer, or in a bowl

Stir in the melted butter. I let cool slightly before pouring in.

Add in your sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla and mix until combined. Once combined add in the flour and stir just until incorporated. The batter will be pretty thick.

I used my cookie scoop to drop into the cupcake tins. You could also make these in a mini muffin tin. ( I did this the first time I made these)

Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until a tester comes out clean. If making muffins it will be a little less time. Let cool for a few minutes before turning out onto cooling rack.

These were a total hit in my family. You could easily add in spinach if you want to sneak some veggies in (it will turn the batter green), chocolate chips, peanut butter, walnuts. I like them just as they are though. My favorite way is to slice a piece of bread and toast with butter. Such a yummy treat or a great breakfast item!

Enjoy! Have a great Monday sweet friends. 


  1. Yum! I love banana bread and need to give this recipe a try.

  2. Sounds like a great and productive weekend! Ours was spent making the trek back home from Panama City Beach, FL to Texas. We broke it up and stopped in New Orleans for a night and then Shreveport for a night. My Mason has always been the pickiest of eaters. And he goes back and forth about fruit. I think it’s a texture issue with most. These muffins sound amazing!

  3. I'm always on the hunt for a good banana bread recipe! In fact, I have some old bananas in my freezer right now! Pinning this. :)

  4. I LOVE banana bread (with walnuts - yum)! And now I'm hungry for banana bread, haha. I may need to try this recipe out!

  5. I love banana bread. I don't get to make it enough, even though my bananas always over ripe. I can't wait to try this out.