Simple and Relaxed Lifestyle

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Light & Fluffy Banana Bread

This banana bread was a staple in my childhood home, my college apartments, and now our own kitchen. It is one of those recipes I know by heart and just whip up on a whim whenever our bananas look past their prime. Unlike many banana breads that are rich and dense, this one is lighter and fluffier (I don't even count it as a dessert, wink).

Here are the easy steps:

Preheat oven to 350 and grease a loaf pan. 

Whisk together the following dry ingredients:

2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
4 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

In a blender, mix the following:

2-3 ripe bananas
1/3 cup melted butter
1 egg
1/4 cup milk (I usually use skim)

Add the blender ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix. 

(Add any optional ingredients you wish, such as:

Chocolate chips
Shredded coconut)

Pour into loaf pan and bake for 45-55 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. 

Serve warm, or toast the next day with creamy peanut butter on top. 


All images by Nicki Hawes


  1. Anonymous29.5.14

    YUM :)

  2. Hi Nicki,
    Thanks so much for sharing your delicious Banana Bread with Full Plate Thursday today. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thanks for the comment Miz! I will be back :)

  3. Looks yummy! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams , starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  4. This sounds so yummy! :) I've pinned it!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

    1. Thanks for visiting (and pinning)!

  5. Love Banana bread and this sounds fabulous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

    1. Thanks Marty! Great link party :)


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