Mighty Banana Loaf


Bananan Bread in Loaf Pan
Bananan Bread in Loaf Pan


Mighty Banana Bread with sprinkled sugar
Mighty Banana Bread with sprinkled sugar


I starting reading the Ratio Book by Michael Ruhlman and start  to weigh all my ingredients to create a balanced cake.  So do this recipe you need a scale to weigh the flour and sugar. It will not really work in a measuring cup .

I wanted to use up my 3 lonely bananas the other day. What better way then doing a banana bread. It took under 10  mins to combine and mix all the ingredients. You can’t complain! It’s easy, yummy and fit for a hero!

  • 16 oz all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 oz (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 8 oz cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3- 4 medium very ripe bananas mashed up by hand
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract



  1. Heat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9- x 5‐inch loaf pan with cooking flour spray.
  2. Sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar around the pan( optional. I like it as it adds a little sweetness to the loaf)
  3. Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl. Let cook while you mix the dry ingredients.
  4. In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder.
  5. Add eggs, vanilla extract, sugar and bananas to butter and mix and combine.
  6. Make a well in the flour bowl and gently mix in the banana mixture. Do not over mix. Having lumps is fine.
  7. Sprinkle a teaspoon of brown sugar over the batter.
  8. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, until nicely browned. A toothpick inserted should come out clean.
  9. Check on the bread after about 40 mins. If  it is getting too brown, cover with foil and rotate the pan till the cake is done.

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