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Easy Banana Bread (with half the sugar!)

Makes 1 (9x5x3") loaf


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease bottom and sides of a 9x5x3 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, bananas, butter and vanilla. 
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to combine. (If using walnuts, fold them in here.) Batter will be thick and chunky.
  5. Pour batter into the greased pan. Bake for 60-65 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of loaf comes out clean.