Don’t throw away over-ripe bananas, they are perfect for this simple recipe. The crunchy top and soft sweet center, tastes and smells amazing! Add walnuts or pecans for extra flavor and texture.


  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • butter – 1/3 cup
  • sugar – 3/4 cup
  • 1 egg – beaten
  • vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
  • baking soda – 1 teaspoon
  • salt – 1/4 teaspoon
  • flour – 1.5 cups
  • cooking oil spray


  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until smooth.
  • Stir in melted butter. Mix in baking soda and salt.
  • Stir in sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract. Mix in flour.
  • Spray inside of loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • Pour batter into loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.