So yesterday was National Banana Bread Day. I wasn’t aware that this day even existed but when I read about it somewhere in the world of social media yesterday morning, I decided I liked banana bread days and that they really should be honored.
I picked up this recipe book by Lise O’Brien at a garage sale years ago – it is very dated but has some of the most delicious everyday recipes in it. I have the banana bread recipe memorized and have made it over and over.
So, if you’re craving an easy-to-make, gooey, yet fluffy slice of banana bread, scroll down, find out how I’ve been making mine and go bananas!
Easy Banana Bread
- 1/2 cup Miracle Whip Salad Dressing (Hellman’s mayo works well too)
- 1 egg
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. each baking soda and salt
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts or chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 350F. In mixing bowl, combine salad dressing, egg and banana. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Pour into greased 9″ x 5″ greased loaf pan. Bake 60 min.
note: I often divide batter in two small loaf pans and reduce baking time to 40 min.