Easy Banana Bread Recipe

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easy banana bread

My oldest son has been wanting to make banana bread forever. This week I noticed we had a few overly ripe bananas. These bananas were to the point I could not even pawn off  them off if I cut them up. So I looked up some recipes and realized I had everything I needed to make banana bread with the exception of butter. (I don’t know how that happened… as I am a Southerner and butter is essential to life).

I DID have Coconut oil, so I decided to try it as a substitute for the butter. The bread turned out great!


What You Need:

3 very ripe bananas (peeled)
1/3 cup of coconut oil
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg (beaten)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups of self rising flour
Pinch of salt

(2 handsome assistants- optional)



Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 4×8-inch loaf pan.

Grab a large bowl and mash up the bananas. (This is where the pictures of the process stop as my pajama clad assistants needed assistance.)


Next stir in butter, salt, egg and vanilla extract. Then mix in the flour.


Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Bake for approximately 1 hour (or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean)

baked banana bread

Remove from oven and allow your bread to cool completely, slice and serve.

easy banana bread

 This bread is very simple and fast to prepare. Plus, you probably already have everything you need to make it. My kids liked this banana bread recipe because it doesn’t have nuts…but you could always add nuts if you like.

My Recipe adapted from this recipe

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  1. says

    Banana bread doesn’t last long at our house. Looks like your little ones were really enjoying helping. Thank you so much for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  2. says

    My kids love Banana Bread! I love the addition of coconut oil in this. I have not tried using coconut oil yet but I am definitely going to be picking some up soon.

  3. Crystal Maggio says

    I am trying this right now! Looks so easy and I love that your kids are helping out. I used butter I didn’t have coconut oil.

  4. says

    Your little ones are so cute! I love making banana bread, I will have to give this one a try. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party! Your recipes was the second most viewed from last week. See you tonight!

    • says

      Ah thanks so much Cynthia. I am rather fond of them (and even fonder outside of the kitchen.) Haha… I am only kidding…but they do make quite a mess. WOW! That is awesome. I am popping over to check it out. Thank you for letting me know and for hosting. -Jessica

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