Dimensions of bread pan used in this recipe:
9.56″ x 5.04″ x 2.77″
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour (depending on oven)
3 old/bruised bananas
1 stick of unsalted butter
3/4 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon of honey
Pinch of salt (optional)
1 1/2 cups of flour (I use self-rising)
Makes one loaf
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In a small bowl whisk an egg very well, in this point you can add your little extra ingredients, some ideas: chocolate chips, cinnamon, coconut to give it a little spice for the bread.
In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, and baking soda.
In a large mixing bowl smash bananas really well, this will avoid any extra problems down the line. After the bananas are smashed you add in the butter. It may help to melt the butter a bit because when you mix it with the smashed bananas it’s a bit hard to smash if not softened. After the bananas and butter have been mixed together, slowly add in the vanilla, honey, pinch of salt.
Now that everything has been mixed well in the large mixing bowl, making sure there are not very many lumps, add in the mix in the small bowl as well as the medium bowl, combining everything together. Make sure you mix it all together very well, blending it all together.
Grab your bread pan and grease it up, you can either use oil or butter. You could use a combination of olive oil and baking powder. Make a paste and smear it around. It comes out a lot more easily. But you can also use the pan liner spray or aluminum foil, which is not recommended.
Bake the bread for about an hour, test with either a toothpick or knife. If it comes out clean it’s done. If it doesn’t come out clean give it another 8 minutes before checking it again. Checking it too much can dry out the bread.
After taking it out of the oven, let it sit on the cooling rack before slicing it to eat and serve. Enjoy!