To-Die For Banana Bread

I have an angry (well, grumpy) husband and overripe bananas…. there is only one thing to do, right? Make banana bread!

Hannah’s half birthday just passed and I can’t believe my little baby is already halfway to three.  I also can’t believe (but my Facebook memories assure me is true) that Hannah has been eating solids for two entire years. We started baby-led weaning (basically letting Hannah eat a modified version of our meals) on Hannah’s six month birthday and loved every minute of our journey. As I was reminiscing (and looking at old pictures of food strewn all over the floor…and Hannah’s hair), Tim remarked, “Yeah, and it’s been two years since we’ve had any good snacks in the house!”

It’s true, since Hannah has started eating, I have definitely altered our grocery orders. My motto is if there’s no junk food in the house, we can avoid giving sugar to the baby (and I won’t be tempted to indulge either).  It’s a bit of an exaggeration that we’ve had NO junk food for two years, but Tim’s snacks have definitely taken a direct hit.

Banana Bread to Save the Day!

All this to say I have been feeling sorry for my husband. Last night, I decided to whip up one of his favorites, a homemade banana bread.

This will definitely not be shared with Hannah (not just because it contains sugar… It also won’t last; I had to fight Tim to get a picture of it before he dove in). Banana bread does not make the cut for Hannah (though we have one relative who thought it was healthy enough for Hannah because it had bananas!), but it definitely quelled Tim’s complaints!

Here is the recipe if you also have a grumpy husband who is missing desserts!

To-Die-For Banana Bread


Recipe for Banana Bread

  • 3 large bananas, very ripe
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Mash bananas well.
  • Add sugar and egg and blend.

  • Mix in melted butter.

  • Combine dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt).
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients.

  • Grease and flour pan and add batter.

  • Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until top has browned.

Banana Bread Recipe

There you have it! I had to fight Tim off to even get a picture of this before he dove in. Hope you enjoy!

Do you have any recipes that soothe a grumpy husband like mine? Let me know below!

How to make banana bread

10 thoughts on “To-Die For Banana Bread

  1. This recipe comes in time for us. I have a bag of bananas I bought at costco that ripened all at the same time and my toddler refuses to eat ripe bananas (sigh). I’ll have to whip some up later tonight when ti cools down.

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