Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Banana bread

This recipe is dedicated to everyone out there who have over ripe bananas sitting and staring at you in the fruit basket.We all (except hubby dear) eat banana in our house. But the minute you see the brown spots on the peels nobody wants them. Then they start sitting there day after day begging for some attention.
This happens every other week in our house and I desperately needed a way to use them.I can't simply throw food. I get it from my mom, I guess.

This hunt for a recipe to use the mushy bananas in our house, got me to this banana bread.Yummm
Its tasty, everyone loves it, healthy too if you use a portion of wheat flour in it.
You can reduce the sugar to an extend, because the bananas have their role to play, which makes this bread again healthy.All in all its a win win. I get to use the over ripe bananas, kids get a yummy snack,even the banana hater hubby likes them. What more can you ask for ;)
So no more unattended mushy bananas, easy to put together , lets get going :)

Banana bread

Adapted from here


  • Banana:3-4 nos (over ripe ones)
  • All purpose flour: 2 cups
  • Butter: 1/2 cup
  • Sugar: 3/4 cup
  • Salt: 1/2 tsp
  • Vanilla essence: 1 tsp
  • Egg: 2 eggs
  • Baking soda: 1 tsp


  1. Peel the bananas and put them in a mixing bowl. Mash it really well with a fork.Add the butter and sugar and mix well.Add eggs one at a time, mixing well in between. Add the vanilla essence.
  2. Sift together the dry ingredients, ie; flour, salt and baking soda.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture in two batches, mixing well in between.
  4. Pour it into to a 5x9 loaf pan and bake for 55-60 min, until a tester inserted into the middle of the bread comes out clean.
P.S: If you want the kiddos to eat them, pour the batter into a muffin pan and present it as banana muffin.Stir in some chopped nuts of your choice, you have banana nut muffin. Top it with some streusel :)


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