Confessions of a Baking Queen

Easy Banana Bread

Hello everyone, hope y’all are feeling better knowing spring is on the way! I know I’ve had it with the snow this year. Some of my daffodils are starting to bloom, and I have baby chicks that are already feathering out. Something about early spring makes me want to do more for friends and family, and nothing makes me happier than to bake for them. I hope this recipe makes you want to do the same.

This past week, I got a reader submission from Tammy Ferguson Baker.

I personally tried her recipe this weekend, and it was out of this world!

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

1 stick butter at room temperature

1 cup sugar (white or light brown)

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1tsp. Vanilla extract

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour (sifted)

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

3-4 ripened bananas mashed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan or muffin tin. In large bowl, combine sugar and butter. Next add remaining ingredients, adding bananas last.

At this time, you can put your own twist on the recipe by adding nuts of your choice or a pinch of cinnamon. One of the best parts of this recipe is you can mix by hand and have no messy mixer clean up afterwards.

Pour into pan and bake, checking after 15 minutes or so.

Do not over bake. This is a moist recipe, so you do need to keep watch as it bakes. Make sure toothpick comes out clean.

This is an easy and delicious recipe for a beginning baker who wants to shine in the kitchen.

Hope you enjoy, and if you have a recipe you would like to share, e-mail me at