- Three to Four ripe bananas
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar (I reduced it to about 3/4 cups)
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
- Pinch of salt (I used Pink Himalayan Salt)
Alright – So this is what I did and it turned out AMAZING….
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees with the racks set on the middle option! I used a 4×8 inch loaf pan and buttered it before I started preparing the mixture!
In a big mixing bowl, I melted the butter first and then I added the ripe, unpeeled (OBVIOUSLY) bananas. I smashed up the bananas in the butter with a wooden spoon. I added the sugar, baking soda, and flour into the mixture. Then in a small dish, I beat the egg and vanilla together before adding it to the big mixing bowl. I threw a pinch of salt in (more than a pinch)… then mixed all the ingredients together until it was a “lumpy” wet mixture.
I poured the mixture into the loaf pan and threw it into the oven for an hourish… (I added 5 minutes after an hour) To check to see if it was done: I put a knife into the center to make sure when I pulled it out, it came out clean! Once it was done, I allowed the bread to FULLY cool until I removed it from pan.
To do next time: I feel like we always have left over Bananas that turn soft way too quick! So next time I try this recipe… I might include some chocolate chips, nuts, or maybe even some cinnamon!
How we have been munching on it: Honestly, this is very good just plain! But if you want to spice it up a bit, we really like warming it up in the microwave then throwing a scoop of Vanilla ice cream in it. Or even throwing some butter over it – so unhealthy I know.. but a great way to utilize your left over soft bananas!
Let me know what you guys would add, substitute, or even ways you would eat your old soft bananas!