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Banana Bread

By thepopadom1 (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Makes One loaf
Lovely and moist home made Banana bread. The beauty of this is that you can add nuts, or chocolate even a shot of espresso and totally make it your own!


  • 2-3 Very ripe Bananas
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup of sugar (can easily use 3/4 cup, or drop it down to 1/2 cup if you want it less sweet)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour


  • STEP 1
    Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) Gas mark 4 and butter a 4x8-inch loaf pan.
  • STEP 2
    In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until smooth. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.
  • STEP 3
    Mix in the baking soda and salt. Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour.
  • STEP 4
    Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes (check at 50 minutes) at 350°F (175°C), or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • STEP 5
    Remove from oven and cool completely on a rack. Remove the banana bread from the pan. Slice and serve.

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