Best Banana Bread

If you read our article about using “trash” food, you may be interested in our banana bread recipe in order to use up your old brown bananas instead of tossing them into the trash. Don’t try this with nice yellow bananas, it just doesn’t work. You want to use some nasty looking brown bananas, the more dark spots the better the flavor.

Below is our recipe for a moist, sweet banana bread using 3 bowls and a wooden spoon. It’s sure to become a requested breakfast treat at your home, although probably disappearing at any time of the day or night!

Banana Bread

Best Banana Bread Ingredients

Make 3 bowls of ingredients, as follows:

  • Bowl 1: Stir together – 2 Cups Flour, 1 tsp Baking Powder, 1/2 tsp Baking Soda & 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Bowl 2 (your largest bowl): Cream together – 1/2 Cup Room Temperature Butter & 1 Cup Sugar then mix in 2 Room Temperature Eggs & 1 tsp Vanilla
  • Bowl 3: Stir together – 3 smashed very Ripe Bananas & 1/2 Cup Yogurt (1 small container, most any flavor will do)
  • Best Banana Bread Recipe

    Starting with the 3 bowls created using the ingredient list above:

    Banana Bread

    1. Add half of bowl 1 to bowl 2, mix it in with a wooden spoon, then add half of bowl 3 to bowl 2 and mix it in.


    2. Repeat step #2 with the remainder of bowls 1 & 3.


    3. Add a handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips (about 1/2 to 3/4 cup, depending on your love of chocolate).
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    5. Place the mixture into greased and floured pans and bake at 325°F for about 20 minutes in mini loaf pans.
    6. We prefer the mini loaf pans for several reasons, but mostly because we just can’t wait the full 40-45 minutes for a regular 9×5 loaf to bake! And, you’ve got three loaves instead of just one.

    7. Spread a dab of butter on top right out of the oven and then sprinkle with a cinnamon sugar mixture.
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