Delicious Easy Banana Bread Recipe

February 10, 2024By Kirstin Merriment

One for the recipe books!

Welcome to the Nowra Farmers Market blog, where we’re all about celebrating the joys of cooking with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Today, we’re diving into the world of homemade baking with a recipe that’s sure to bring a smile to your face: our irresistible banana bread! Get ready to fill your kitchen with the delicious aroma of warm, freshly baked goodness as we guide you through this fun and easy recipe.

A Fun Story: The History of Banana Bread

Did you know that banana bread has a fascinating history dating back to the Great Depression? As the story goes, resourceful home cooks in the 1930s began experimenting with recipes to make the most of their ingredients during tough times. Overripe bananas, which were often discarded, became the star ingredient in a simple yet delicious quick bread that could be whipped up with pantry staples.

Fast forward to today, and banana bread has become a beloved classic in kitchens around the world. Its moist, tender crumb and sweet, banana flavour make it the ultimate comfort food – perfect for breakfast, snacking, or dessert.


– 3 ripe bananas
– 1/3 cup melted butter
– 3/4 cup brown sugar
– 1 egg, beaten
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– Pinch of salt
– 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


1. Preheat your oven to 175°C. Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
2. In a mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a fork or potato masher.
3. Add the melted butter, brown sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract to the mashed bananas. Stir until well combined.
4. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the banana mixture, then gently fold in the flour until just combined.
5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread it evenly.
6. Bake for 60-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
7. Allow the banana bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Optional Additions:

– Add a handful of chopped nuts or chocolate chips for extra texture and flavor.
– Sprinkle the top of the batter with a cinnamon-sugar mixture before baking for a sweet, crunchy crust.

There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of baking your own banana bread from scratch. With this simple recipe, you can enjoy the warmth and comfort of homemade goodness anytime. Whether you’re sharing it with loved ones or enjoying a slice with your morning coffee, this banana bread is sure to be a hit. Happy baking!