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Banana Bread Recipe

Here is a quick and easy banana bread recipe that I use when our bananas are languishing uneaten in the fruit bowl.

Part of being an urban homesteader is trying to use all the resources you have available to you. But sometimes we miscalculate, or something changes and we have too much of something. Bananas frequently fall into this category at my house. We can’t grow our own without a greenhouse, so I buy a lot of bananas at the store.

Sometimes the people that were scarfing bananas yesterday suddenly and dramatically hate them today. And while I love including bananas into smoothies, sometimes it’s nice to have a few ways to use up excess.

This is a one bowl recipe, so you won’t need to make a bunch of dirty dishes either!

Here are some more bread recipes you may enjoy:

One Bowl Banana Bread

1/3 cup oil or butter
1/2 cup honey (sugar or maple syrup work too)
2 eggs
2 bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla (homemade if you have it!)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup hot water

Add the oil, sugar, eggs, bananas, and vanilla and mix together. Add the flour and spice, and sprinkle the baking soda on top and mix in the dry ingredients. Stir in the hot water and scrape the batter into a greased bread pan.

Bake your banana bread at 325 degrees for 60 minutes.


If you have frozen bananas, they will work just fine in this recipe. You can freeze this bread too, if you make a big batch. This keeps it from going bad and can help you space out your banana related dishes.

I also like to make smoothies with my overripe and frozen bananas! Here are a few smoothies recipes for you:

(And if your house is anything like mine, as soon as you make this all the people who previously turned their noses up at all those spare bananas are suddenly wanting peanut butter and banana sandwiches again, lol.)

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