Did You Know You Can Make Banana Bread In Under Ten Minutes?

Did You Know You Can Make Banana Bread In Under Ten Minutes?

Faith Durand
Jul 25, 2008

We had a bunch of bananas turning very, very brown on the counter this week, but we weren't in a baking mood. We didn't want to haul out the mixer and soften the butter and dirty two bowls...you get the idea. Then we discovered a new banana bread recipe that pretty much made our day.

It's a recipe from Elise at Simply Recipes, and it literally took us eight minutes to mix up.

You don't need a mixer at all; you just mash the bananas, add some sugar and an egg, stir in the flour and other dry ingredients, pour it in a pan and bake for an hour and you're done!

Elise calls for 1/3 cup melted butter to go in this bread, but we substituted oil, cutting out even that step. This turned out perfect, with a tender, moist crumb. In fact, it was rather more perfect than the much more complicated banana bread we usually make. We also added a handful of chocolate chips for a special treat.

Highly recommended recipe - we enjoyed the bread all week; it stayed moist and tender for five days!

• Get the recipe! Banana Bread at Simply Recipes

Related: Recipe: Mini Blueberry Lemon Muffins

(Images: Brown bananas by Flickr member Jen Waller, licensed for use under Creative Commons; banana bread by Faith Hopler)

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