Banana Bread

Those two blackened and forlorn bananas lurking in the fruit bowl are actually underdogs ready for glory. Banana bread toasted and dripping with salted butter is just such a good thing.


Preheat oven to 350F/175C

Cream together:

2/3 C sugar

75g (1/3 C) unsalted butter

Then mash in:

2 overripe bananas

And beat in:

2 eggs

Then mix in the dry ingredients:

1 1/2 C plain flour

2 1/4 tsp baking powder

You can stop there, or you can add:

1/2 C coarsely chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans are nice)


1/4 C chopped dried fruit (apricots, currants, sultanas, prunes, you name it)


1 tsp cinnamon

Pour the batter into a buttered bread pan and bake for 45 mins to an hour until a tester inserted comes out clean. Cool, remove from pan, and slice when needed.



About timwaterman

I am a landscape architect, urbanist, writer, and lecturer based in London.

2 responses to “Banana Bread”

  1. Michael says :

    Making some tonight. Have to get eggs after we get off BART. A good finish to a foggy day of shopping in the City.

  2. Michael Eldrich says :

    Making this right now. Perfect for a cold night.

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