Easy One-Bowl Banana Bread


I’ve written about this banana bread before, but I thought it deserved its own special recipe post. This is the most amazing, moistest banana bread ever, and it’s ridiculously easy to make. All you need is one bowl and a loaf pan. You can even make it into muffins if you prefer, just reduce the bake time a bit.

This is regular treat for us when I have bananas going bad (which is common. My husband either eats all of them before I can, or we have several that turn brown and no one wants to eat them). You can use three or four bananas, but I usually use four if we have them because the more banana in this bread, the better.

I think this recipe is perfect on its own, but you can easily fold in chocolate chips or nuts or anything you desire to take it up a notch. Whole wheat flour gives this banana bread a deeper flavor, but I’ve stopped using it because my husband said he didn’t like it.

Do yourself a favor and try this bread, you have nothing to lose, and it only uses ingredients most people have in their kitchen already.

One-Bowl Banana Bread

  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 1/2 cups flour (white or whole wheat)
  • 4 bananas (the browner the better)
  • 1/3 cup of butter, melted (5 1/3 Tbsp)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • Mix-ins of choice: chocolate chips, nuts, fruit


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a loaf pan.
  2. If your butter isn’t melted, do it now. Place your bananas in a large bowl and mash with a potato masher (or whatever is handy). Add melted butter.
  3. Stir in sugar, egg and vanilla until combined.
  4. Sprinkle baking soda and salt over the wet ingredients then stir in flour.
  5. Pour into loaf pan and place in oven.
  6. Bake for about one hour or until a knife or toothpick comes out clean.

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