Easy-Peasy Banana Bread

I found myself with three mushy bananas today and threw together this loaf of bread that didn’t even need a mixer to whip up.

What You Need

  • 2 to 3 very ripe bananas, peeled (about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups mashed)
  • 1/3 cup melted butter, unsalted or salted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar (1/2 cup if you would like it less sweet, 1 cup if more sweet)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Trader Joe’s mini peanut butter cups (optional)

What To Do

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F, and grease a 4 x 8-inch loaf pan. 
  2. In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until completely smooth. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.
  3. Mix in the baking soda and salt. Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour. Add peanut butter cups if you choose.
  4. Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour at 350°F, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for a few minutes. Then remove the banana bread from the pan and let cool completely before serving.



My name is Ann Marie Scheidler and I'm thrilled you've decided to check out my blog. I'm a pearl-loving yogi with a thing for travel, a weakness for beautiful bags, and a passion for storytelling. In this space, I'll be sharing stories about my family, go-to recipes, my wellness journey, fashion and beauty favorites, and my love for Chicago’s North Shore. I find new inspiration wherever I go. Thanks so much for coming along for the ride!


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  1. Jen wrote:

    Thank you! Just what I needed this morning for the ripe bananas that were about to be pitched! While the TJ mini peanut butter cups sound amazing, I didn’t have those on hand. We always have a bag on Enjoy Life chips ~ so in some of those went! It will be perfect for this morning! xo

    Posted 8.28.20 Reply
    • Ann Marie Scheidler wrote:

      Yay! You’re amazing that you already made it today! I hope it tasted good. xo

      Posted 8.28.20 Reply
  2. […] One last tidbit before I leave you for the weekend is a recipe for banana bread I made this week. It was so easy (didn’t even need an electric mixer) and it takes banana bread to the next level with the addition of some mini Trader Joe’s peanut butter cups. If you have some mushy bananas, you’re welcome! Click here for the recipe. […]

    Posted 8.29.20 Reply