How To: Banana Bread

Homemade banana bread is a delightful treat and is perfect to snack on while stuck in the house.


Katie Quirke

The final product of how the banana bread should turn out. It is a delicious treat during fall or any time of the year.

Banana bread serves as a tasty treat in the morning, afternoon and evening, while being stuck at home, banana bread is the perfect snack to get through the day. 



  • 2-3 ripe bananas peeled and mashed
  • ⅓ cup of butter (salted or unsalted)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • ¾ cup of sugar (½ cup if you would like it less sweet, 1 cup for sweeter)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Butter a 4×8 inch loaf pan.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl put three ripe bananas in and mash with a fork until completely smooth, then mix in the melted butter.
  4. Add in the baking soda and a pinch of salt and mix until smooth.
  5. Now, beat an egg in a small mixing bowl. Add the beaten egg, sugar and vanilla extract to the large mixing bowl.
  6. Slowly add your flour in while mixing the rest of the ingredients.
  7. Pour the batter into your loaf pan, put in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 50 to 60 minutes. 
  8. Once done, stick a toothpick into the bread and check for batter on the toothpick. If there is batter, put the bread back in for additional five minutes, if there is no batter, the bread is done.  


The best bananas for this bread are very ripe with only a little yellow left. Toss in a cup of nuts, raisins or chocolate chips to spice it up a bit.