A Heavenly Banana Bread

Truly, this is one of my favorite recipes!  There are always bananas in my freezer.  Ones in a bunch that have gone uneaten and get over-ripen.  I always just throw them in the freezer as is, peel and all.  When I have an inventory of 4, it is time to make banana bread. This recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks, Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights, by Sophie Dahl.  It is so simple, with easy ingredients, and it is just so yummy.  I usually have to keep myself from eating the whole loaf at once.  Please enjoy!

Serves 6                    Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease a 9″ x 3″ pan


5 1/3 Tablespoons of soft butter (I use unsalted)

4 ripe bananas, mashed (I take them out of the freezer, let them thaw for a bit, and then peel and mash)

1 cup of light brown sugar

1 egg, beaten

1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract

1 Teaspoon of baking soda

1 pinch of salt

1 1/2 cups of flour (I use spelt, but you can use all-purpose)

Pour mashed bananas into a bowl, mix in butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract.  Add baking soda and salt.  Mix in flour last.  Pour into your prepared pan.  Bake for 1 hour, remove and

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