Sheltering in place? Fruit flies circling your bananas? This might be the recipe for you.
In a Nutshell
This is the first in a series of super fast and delicious Amish Friendship Bread recipes that you can make in a pinch. These recipes share a few common elements:
- Minimal number of ingredients (perfect for limited pantries or emergency situations)
- No special ingredients
- Requires only one bowl
- No time-consuming steps (no pre-mixing, separating dry from wet ingredients, no rise time)
- Substitutions in case you’re missing a key ingredient
- EASY AND FAST
- Absolutely delicious
This is the perfect recipe to chase away the blues if you’re stuck inside and can’t run to the store for ingredients. Chances are good that you’ll have all of these items on hand.
To make Easy Amish Friendship Bread Banana Bread, you need overripe bananas, eggs, Amish Friendship Bread starter, sugar, butter (melted or very soft), vanilla extract, flour, baking soda, cinnamon. Optional: chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans) or chocolate chips.
Mix everything together in one bowl, using one fork.
Pour the batter into greased pans. This recipe will make one 9″ x 5″ loaf or 4 mini loaves. Bang the pans gently on the counter (or if you’re feeling stressed, what the heck — go for it) to release any trapped air and level the batter.
Bake in a preheated 325° F (165° C) oven for one hour. If baking mini loaves, bake for 40 minutes. The lower temperature ensures that everything bakes evenly without overbrowning.
I made the recipe twice with the mini loaf pans and made some plain (banana only), some with chopped pecans (which I just broke up by hand), and some with mini chocolate chips (no explanation needed).
If you’re short on supplies, here are a few substitutions you can make. It will affect your final result, but are great options if you have a limited pantry:
- EGG: Swap one egg with ¼ cup oil OR swap ½ cup butter with 6 tablespoons oil
- VANILLA EXTRACT: Swap vanilla extract with equal amount maple syrup
- SUGAR: Swap sugar with light brown sugar (packed) OR swap 1 cup sugar for ¾ cup honey OR ¾ cup maple syrup OR ⅔ cup agave syrup OR 1 teaspoon stevia.
- One large mixing bowl
- Fork (I mixed the entire recipe with only this utensil)
- Measuring cups (1 cup, ½ cup)
- Measuring spoons (1 teaspoon, ½ teaspoon)
- Baking pans (one 9″ x 5″ loaf pan, or 4 mini loaf pans, which I used for easy gift giving)
- Cook time for a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan is 1 hour
- Cook time for 4 mini loaf pans is 40-45 minutes
- In both cases, test with a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread and make sure it comes out clean
- Did you know? Amish Friendship Bread recipes generally bake at 325° F instead of 350° F to allow the starter to bake evenly so your bread doesn’t turn out gummy
- To help remove air from the batter, bang the filled pans gently on the counter before putting into the oven
- Let the bread cool in the pans for at least 10 minutes before removing and continuing to cool on the rack.
- If you slice into the bread too early, too much moisture might escape and the bread will dry out.
- Banana Bread Preparedness: Peel and freeze extra overripe bananas so you can make the bread anytime.
Easy Amish Friendship Bread Banana Bread
- 3 large bananas overripe, mashed
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup Amish Friendship Bread
- ½ cup butter melted
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon OR
- ½ cup chocolate chips OR
- ½ cup walnuts chopped
- Preheat oven to 325° F (165° C). Grease a 9" x 5" loaf pan.
- In a large mixing bowl, add eggs and mash bananas with the back of a fork until smooth.
- Add starter, butter, sugar, and vanilla and continue to mix.
- Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt. Include cinnamon if using. Mix until just combined.
- Fold in chocolate chips or nuts if using.
- Pour batter into prepared pan. Bang pan gently on the counter to settle the batter and release any excess air.
- Bake for one hour or until the bread loosens evenly from the sides and a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool for 15-20 minutes before slicing.
- EGG: Swap one egg with ¼ cup oil OR swap ½ cup butter with 6 tablespoons oil
- VANILLA EXTRACT: Swap vanilla extract with equal amount maple syrup
- SUGAR: Swap sugar with light brown sugar (packed) OR swap 1 cup sugar for ¾ cup honey OR ¾ cup maple syrup OR ⅔ cup agave syrup OR 1 teaspoon stevia.
>> Have you tried this? Rate the recipe and leave a comment below to let me know how it worked for you!
The winner of this month’s giveaway is Jamie Bogle! Jamie’s name was drawn at random from the qualified entries.
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Entrants must be 21 or older, only one entry per person. U.S. residents only, though if an international winner is pulled, they’ll receive a US$15 gift card instead from Amazon (or similar online e-tailer). I want everyone to feel like they have a chance at winning!
Simply leave a comment below about this recipe and let me know if there was anything helpful about this post. I want to make sure I’m sharing recipes and tips that are useful for YOU, especially during this challenging time. And if you do try the recipe, please rate it and share your experience with others!
This giveaway ends on April 10, 2020, at 11:59 pm PST. Good luck and stay healthy, everyone!
Banana bread from the starter is great . I made Banana bread from scratch without the starter and my family complained. The starter is rate 10plus in my family. Thank you for having the recipe for making the starter
Becca Streets says
I make this with a ‘cup for cup’ stevia sweetener blend, and whole wheat flour. I also add cinnamon and nutmeg. My family loves it!
Jennifer Hiatt says
today i was wanting to make this but i didn’t have any bananas so i used 1 1/2 cup peaches diced and i’m to try it with strawberry next
That sounds delicious, Jennifer! Thanks for sharing.
Kandie Nimco says
This is a fantastic, large loaf! If you use one loaf pan, it will take an extra 10 minutes to bake. I added some sliced almonds because I didn’t have any walnuts and it was excellent. I printed this one out so I can make it again!
Hi Kandie! So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing your tips!
Jackie Carlisle says
I add a small box of instant Banana Cream Pudding to my baking. So far I have made the bread with bananas only. One of my customers can’t seem to get enough of this bread. I am told that my 3 year old granddaughter ate 1/2 a loaf by herself. This recipe is definitely a keeper.
Thanks for sharing, Jackie! We love hearing this! ❤️
Mary-Alice DeSpain says
1. I had some overripe bananas so I made this “emergency” version of the bread. It was delicious. I did make some adjustments to this recipe.
2. I only had 2 bananas. I did not use the butter and I subbed that with oil but I cut that back to 5 TBLSPs. I cut the sugar back to 1/2 and used dark brown sugar. it was plenty sweet and so yummy. There is so much sugar in the starter that it would have been much too sweet if I had used the whole cup that the recipe called for.
3. I make homemade vanilla extract and I upped it to 2 teaspoons. I also added the cinnamon.
This was absolutely delicious. My bread rose nice and high. We had it warm after it cooled for about an hour. This will be my go to banana bread recipe from now on.
This sounds so delicious, Mary-Alice! Thanks for sharing with us!
This recipe was so easy and delicious, thanks for sharing! The first time I made it in 1 standard bread pan, it puffed up way over the top and took almost 20 extra minutes to finish. The second time I divided it into 2 standard bread pans, the loaves were a perfect size and the bake time was right at an hour.
Jessica L says
Had been thinking about friendship bread a few weeks ago with quarantine, and a friend gave me a starter! Today I used some to make this recipe, used whole wheat white flour, and 1/2c honey and did 1/4c butter and 1/4c Greek yogurt just to try to boost the health up for my kids and made them in muffin tins. They were sooo delicious! I’m excited to try more recipes on your site and keep playing around with them!
This sounds delicious, Jessica! Thanks for sharing! If you experiment with any other recipes, we’d love to see pictures and hear how it goes! You can post them to our group page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/amishfriendshipbread/?source_id=249484042361
I just quadrupled this recipe as I had no one to give starter to, and my family of 7 will devour this quickly. I bake in a 10×14 pan with a double recipe. So moist and delicious. I added carob chips, used a little less sugar cause the banannas have alot of sweetness in them. I subbed vinegar/bkg soda for the eggs. LOVE IT. I remember amish friendship bread starter over 30 years ago, loved it then, but didn’t have many people to share it with. So now, my kids devour it, love it and ask for more. There is something special about this banana bread with starter in it, as compareds to banana bread without the Amish Starter. I just love this website, thanks for all that you put into it. Blessings to all of you in these challenging times, baking helps keep life feeling normal.
Thanks for sharing, Ingrid. So glad that you and your kids get to enjoy the recipes! Happy Baking!
Banana bread is my family’s favorite. I can never bake enough of it.
Linda Keesler says
I literally just finished reading the book “friendship Bread” and saw the fb page and joined. Loved the book!! I will be making the starter tomorrow. I look forward to trying it out in 10 days.
Becca Rohr says
My starter is in day 9!!! I’m so excited to bake tomorrow!
Angela M says
Will definitely need to try this soon. I like my recipes simple.
This recipe looks really easy and delicious!!
I can’t wait until my starter is ready for use this will be the first recipe I try. Thanks for sharing it.
Lisa S says
Didn’t try it yet, but it looks delicious. I have some extra starter in the freezer waiting to get used! This looks like a winner when my bananas brown up.
Jen Brown says
I love that we can make it in mini loaves & I want to include my children to help keep them occupied! Thanks for this!
This is perfect! Today is day 10 for my starter, I have a few bananas that were about to go in the freezer, AND it’s my other half’s birthday so I needed something a little sweeter to bake. I call this a WIN, WIN, WIN!
Thank you so much for your recipes and pointers!
This recipe is great! I had some frozen bananas in my freezer that I used instead of fresh (they mash a little easier once thawed). I’m so happy to be back in the Amish Friendship Bread game. I had a starter in the freezer for over a year and I wasn’t sure it would come back, but it did.
look forward to making this next weekend!
On Day 10 I just want to keep 1 cup as a starter and bake the rest. Does that mean I need to triple the recipe?
Darien Gee says
Hi Von! I wouldn’t triple the recipe as you always risk ingredients not mixing properly. You could bake it three times (same idea), or you could freeze some of the starter for future use. Here’s a tutorial that might help: https://www.friendshipbreadkitchen.com/tutorial-storing-amish-friendship-bread-starter-for-future-use/. This way, you’ll always have some starter if you decide to bake in the future, without having to make another starter from scratch. It also makes it easy to share starters with other people.
I’m new to this and excited to get started!
Valerie Douglas says
I’m so excited to try this. Happiness during a very isolated time. Thank you for this fun website. I’m excited to try the original version first. My starter is going and on day 4. Thanks again!
I love the substitutions, with things being hard to find right now, that is really useful. I am on day 3 of my starter. I can’t wait to try your recipes.
Susan Chriestenson says
have some bananas in the freezer, can’t wait to try this recipe, since we can’t get out of the house much right now
Bonnie Oien says
I will definitely make this for my son’s family. My daughter in law loves banana bread, and my two grandkids love chocolate chip muffins. Perfect! Happy Easter. Thank you
I am so excited to have found this site. I had a starter in the freezer and decided to bake with my little one during stay at home orders. She was so excited to browse the site looking for a new recipe. Cinnamon Rolls are on the menu for tomorrow. Thank you for providing this content to keep things fun in the kitchen for families everywhere.
Melanie Burr says
Thank you for sharing this. I participated in a pioneer trek over 7 years ago and they had used this recipe. I had lost the original years ago, but here it is again and I am so grateful to have it again. It’s the best!!
Yummy! So versatile too! Thanks so much and I will be making this on my next day 10!!
Emily Asbell says
Thank you for the quartile videos and tips! I have restarted my starter and am excited to use it to make other things in addition to the regular bread! ❤️🥰
Pauline Holland says
Tomorrow is my baking day and this page really gives me so much excitement to keep my bread going this will be my second batch athink I’m going to try the banana bread or lemon scones My son asked when Is the bag going to be ready to bake. My family loves AFB just as much as I love making these recipes. Thanks for you tips
I am super excited to make this with the bananas I just froze and as soon my AFB starter is done!! I love this blog and your Facebook group has been super helpful!!
Bonnie Hensley says
Sounds really good. Wishing I had bananas in the house! I really liked your substitutions, helpful for using what’s on hand. Thank you for that.
Mona Kotenbrink says
I am new to your website, but I just LOVE it and the recipes!! We have several bananas that will be ripe enough when our starter is ready in 3 more days, so I plan on making this for sure!! Plus we want to make the Upside down pineapple cake, too! (I am using your recipe for a “starter”, as no one in our area is making any right now!) I have 2 grandkids staying with us during this pandemic, as they have Moms who are working nurses, so I am feeding more than usual at my house in north central Iowa! Thank you for such a great website and recipes!!!
Lesa Roske says
Yum, amazing and great substitution ideas!
Felicia Smith says
I liked all the kitchen tips you gave. Thank you.
Stephanie Smith says
I taught my 17 year old son how to make biscuits this morning seeing that he needed some kitchen skills in baking. 😍Then tonight I got to thinking about years ago how I used to make this friendship bread and thought it would be a great lesson and a good recipe for him to use. I have a lot of frozen bananas that I could use. Seeing how it’s so hard to find yeast I thought making a starter will give me plenty to make and share during this time. My parents are elderly and giving them a loaf of this bread would cheer them up. I found this website from a link on YouTube. I am so excited to make this years later and have new ways to use the starter. 💕💕💕💕💕
My starter is just about ready to bake with! This might be the first recipe we try.
We just finished eating one loaf already, about to start in on the second loaf. I realized I wasn’t ready to give up my starters, so I went to your webpage to re-print a few more directions and came across all the great recipes! Banana Bread is my favorite so this is PERFECT!
Jennifer Bedwell says
My family loved this recipe. It’s a large loaf and we had enough to share with the grandparents. We had it for breakfast and dessert for a couple of days. One of the best things about this recipe is it’s all made in one bowl and you only need a fork to mix it up. Thanks for another great recipe!
Banana bread is always a favorite in my home! I appreciate the substitution options, because the pantry is dwindling during this pandemic!
Maile C says
Made this with my daughter and it was a hit with the family, we used banana, cinnamon AND chocolate chips. Delicious.
Joanne Schirmer says
I will be trying this on Saturday when my starter is ready to use! It sounds delicious!
Chandra Perez says
Thank you for posting a Sugar free option! We’re starting this in my neighborhood in Saratoga springs,Utah!
Michelle Bentley says
Love the substitutions, so helpful these days when I can’t/don’t want to just run to the store.
I’m loving all of your recipes! I’m having so much fun baking with my two little girls during this crazy time at home. My oldest isn’t a fan of bananas but LOVES your 30 min yeast rolls. Those will forever be a staple in our house from now on. My littlest and I are LOVING this banana bread for breakfast. 💗
Forgot once to tap out the air bubbles, but it still tasted good…
Lol…forgot once to tap the air bubbles out. Still tasted good though…
Andrea Jaume says
My husband and I are both diabetic. I have a batch of low sugar starter fermenting. When it is done, I am going to try a low sugar version of the bread. Bananas are plenty sweet and with a bit of stevia or other sugar substitute, the recipe should work for me.
I found an omission in the recipe that you might want to correct. The third ingredient down reads 1 cup Amish Friendship. If I am not mistaken, you meant 1 cup Amish Friendship Bread “starter”.
I am sure most people will figure this out on their own, but for those who are beginner cooks, it might be confusing.
I love your recipes and was so happy to find the low-sugar starter recipe yesterday which, by the way also had a broken link in it. The one that was supposed to take you to the recipe for Amish Friendship bread.
Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone…Blessings!
I love the idea and can’t wait to make them all!!!
My husbands new favorite banana bread, thank you for the recipe. I am looking forward to trying the other recipes soon.
Connie Ramsey says
Thank you for sharing all the options and substitutions. I had bought yeast several weeks ago and meant to start making Friendship Bread. No time like the present. Stay safe.
I’m waiting for one more ripe banana and then using this recipe next!
Kelly H. says
I just made my starter today and can’t wait to try the chocolate chip version! Thank you!!
As soon as I got home from university (subsequently leaving a lot of my friends and my boyfriend), I was looking for some kind of simple (and safe) way to spread some positivity. Immediately I thought of Amish Friendship Bread, and have since finished my first batch/round thanks to you. It gave me something to look forward to, a reason to leave the house (for deliveries), and honestly filled me with a bit of purpose. Thank you SO MUCH!!!
Stephanie Luhning says
SO I made this recipe right away because I had really brown bananas but I only had 2. It still work just fine. This kids will probably devour this at lunch. As a side note: The last email you sent about starter being safe to share didn’t have a link to the article you referred to. But I was so glad to here that someone did the research and found it was because I wondered. Thank you.
I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas/recipes.
I found you’re site when I was looking for a good alternative to utilize what little yeast I had left. Times are tough right now, and it seems yeast is one of the most sought after ingredients! So it has been next to impossible to find in store, I had made Amish Friendship bread years ago, and forgot about how amazing it is. I’ve sent your website to all of my family, as I believe it is the holy grail to all things Friendship Bread. Thanks for all you do!!
Christa Nelson says
I just made an Amish Friendship bread starter
And happened on this post… i appreciate the tips such as how long to bake mini loaves instead of regular loaves. Thank you❣️
Thank you for this. I just started a starter, I’ll be referring back to this page for ideas in 9 days for sure!
Debbie TUCKER says
I am excited to try this with the chocolate chips. Thanks for sharing.
Anna H says
Looks great. Will definitely be trying it out.
Really love tge substation list ❤
Molly Ewald says
Love the substitutions listed. This is always so helpful when you don’t have the exact ingredients on hand.
Ruth Simon says
I’ll be making this today in the mini loaf pans for co-workers. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
This sounds amazing! I absolutely love that you added so many substitutions! Super handy when we can’t just go there the store! Thank you!
jeri cooper says
love this site! i am new and i havent figured out how to sign in yet! lol. cant wait to make some of these. stay safe and healthy! thanks
I read your novel “Friendship Bread” & loved it three weeks ago which inspired me to get a batch of starter going again. I used to make this many decades ago but hadn’t even thought about it in years. The timing was fortuitous since we have been sheltering in place with our grandchildren for two weeks now. Keeping the starter going & baking all different kinds of goodies has been a welcome distraction for them. I appreciate your tips here about substitutions because getting groceries is a challenge now. Thankfully, I had frozen some ripe bananas!
What a great recipe, perfect use for my starter and those bananas that have been needed a purpose 🙂 I look forward to trying the recipe out!
Jenelle Rose says
Starting my first starter today, wish me luck.
Crystal Sayles says
Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for the recipe!
I can’t wait to try this banana bread!! It looks amazing and I love how it’s all done in one bowl with a fork! I have not had the best of luck with banana bread. I believe I mix too much so it sinks in the middle. I am going to try this one for sure. It looks so moist and delicious! I love banana bread as well as my whole family and I really believe they are going to go “banana’s” over this recipe 🙂 Thank you thank you for all your awesome tips and recipes!!!
It’s me again. Just wanted to write an update. I made this recipe and it is phenomenal!!!! It came out beautiful and is delicious!!! I finally have found a fabulous banana bread and it didn’t sink in the middle like what normally happens to me. I am so excited!!! I put some chopped pecans and chocolate chips in mine. Thank you thank you for a great recipe and the helpful hints. One bowl and a fork was great!!
Misty Dickson says
Love it. Saved it for future baking.
Carol Wallace says
Can’t wait to try this recipe with my grandkids. Thank you
Margaret Wade says
Awsome post! I loved all the different variations and also the list of ingredient substitutions. I was given a starter by my daughter-in-law and will be returning the favor. My husband loved it and since I am trying to fatten him up this recipe came in handy. I will be making different variations every time a starter is ready. Also, plan to give loaves of bread and starter to my friends. Thanks for a great post.
Can’t wait to try this banana bread with the Amish Friendship starter! I make banana bread a lot, but this sound scrumptious! Thanks for all these wonderful recipes!
Teresa Lollar says
Love the recipe and substitutions. Can’t wait to start baking.
Mildred Sealey says
Sounds really yummy! I haven’t made Friendship Bread for a while. This recipe has inspired me to get a starter going!
Christina Hall says
All the variations!
This was a great incentive to start a new starter! Thank you
Amber Reagan says
Can’t wait to try this recipe!
Amber Underwood says
Yes!! We can into 11 bunches of green bananas and now I will make bread!
Julie A Stone says
WOW! Perfect timing. I can’t wait to get my starter started and make this banana bread! Will use the chocolate chips 😀 Love the substitutions, so very helpful! Thank you and please stay healthy in these crazy times!
Darlene Smyth Taylor says
This recipe looks delicious. I love Amish Frendship bread. I have been making it for 40+ years. Thanks for the wonderful recipes and helpful hints.
Vanessa Fitzsimons says
I’m sharing this recipe with my foods and culinary students, along with the Amish potato flake starter. Thank you! I hope to give my students options when they are working with limited supplies.
Angela M says
Truly appreciate the list of substitutions. I never seem to have everything I need for a recipe.
Jamie Bogle says
I’ve got a starter on day six. This looks like a great recipe to use up some overripe bananas. Thanks for sharing !!
Darien, thanks for the banana bread recipe. I have several recipes for banana bread, but this one really looks like a winner. I think I’ll be making this soon.
Wanda Montgomery says
I don’t like regular banana bread but I like this recipe. I make mine into muffins tho. I use walnuts and chocolate chips. Yummy
Buffy Marlowe says
Can’t wait to give this recipe a try! I’ve got more starter that will be ready soon! 😁
Geri Bennett says
I love this recipe. When I have the grandkids over I love making the mini loafs 1 plain, 1 with nuts, 1 chocolate chips, 1 with raisins and nuts. Then there’s no fighting.
Thank you for all the recipes and tips you give everyone on this website.
Maureen Hocks Damm says
Thank you for supporting others during this time!
Banana nut bread is such a soul-warming bread. Good for breakfast, lunch or dinner, great for snacks and dessert. I am going to try to make this with sugar-free chocolate chips and reduce the banana amount to reduce the carbs a teeny bit!
Sharon Harmon says
I have loved all the recipes that I`ve tried so far . If I can ever hide some bananas from my husband (eats at least 3 a day) I`m gonna to make this bread, As its one of his favorites.
Thank You so much for all the recipes and help.
Brenda Wright says
I am a big lover of banana bread and a bigger lover of friendship bread. This recipe sounds delicious and has inspired me to take the starter I have in the freezer out and get baking friendship bread again. Thank you for providing such a variety of ways to add the sweetener.
Michele Meacham says
I wish I would’ve seen this 2 days ago … I actually tossed a few really overly ripe bananas (something I NEVER do). I have saved this for the next time I end up with bananas in that condition, thank you so much!!
Corry Oosterhouse says
I love banana bread too…..in all three ways!!💗🥰💗
Thank you for all your recipes! Didn’t know to bake AFB at 325 degrees. Love you webpage!
Ann Thompson says
I am sheltering at home right now, making a sweater and thinking healthy thoughts… Your banana bread recipe has seen me through more than one “emergency” (like Mondays, LOL) I always opt for the chocolate chips with mine!
take care, stay safe and well!
Sounds like an amazing receipe… wonder how to make this with less sugar for diabetuc memebers of My family. Cant wait to check out more. Thanks for sharing and this generous opputunity.
Gina Lane says
I have a ton of frozen bananas so I will definitely make this later this week!
Debbie B says
This looks amazing. I can’t wait to try the recipe.
This looks so good! Definitely going to have to try this one
This looks delicious! I love the substitution ideas!
Jeanne Bouchard says
I have follow you since your first book I also have enjoyed making many of your recipes
Cathy Holton says
Kim Hartman says
I love the banana nut bread recipe that you posted! Supplies being what they are, I only had one banana. That didn’t stop me from trying the recipe. Looking in my pantry I found a bottle of banana nut flavoring. So, I added a teaspoon of flavoring along with my one banana. My family loved it! Your recipes are wonderful and versatile. I will keep this starter going. It’s a great comfort food.
Kim Purkiss says
This post was perfect timing, I was wondering how to use up my bananas! Thanks for the options!
Lynae Huff says
I was trying to figure out how to use my bananas and my starter when I got and email about this recipe. Perfect timing, and easy to make. Yay!
Diana M says
Thankful for the substitution ideas!!! Looking forward to trying this recipe (with chocolate chips, of course!).
Kelly Showalter says
Thank you for thinking of us. Banana bread – comfort and easy!
Becky Cardwell says
It looks super easy and yummy!! Used to bake banana all the time. Might be time to bring it back Thank you!
Yum! Nothing brings up childhood memories like banana bread! Love all the extra substitutions and I think todays is a perfect day to make up a batch. Thank you!
I’m going to try this out on Friday when my starter is ready to use. Do you think 40 minutes is also a good time for baking mini muffins? I made some with the lemon poppy recipe, but they came out a little dry. Wondering if it’s cause I left it in for the full hour.
My grandma used to make banana donuts that consisted
of only a few ingredients, super easy and delicious! Wonder if it can be altered to use AFB starter.
Chris Smith says
I started making AFB again after a few years hiatus about 8 weeks ago. This recipe sounds great – but I don’t have any bananas doggone it. Can’t wait to try it. Love the substitutions listed. It’s really important now, as grocery shelves are pretty bare. We had a hard time finding milk. Luckily, I had stocked up on flour and sugar, but can’t even find powdered milk. Keep the recipes coming! The varieties I most often make a chocolate chip cherry muffins, and cranberry walnut bread. Yum!
Karen Pennington says
Grateful for the substitutions. Thank you
Diane R. says
Banana bread is a regular on my baking list. I freeze any too ripe bananas and make bread when I have 3 in the freezer. Thanks for sharing these variations.
Suzan Lowe says
I made the recipe exactly and did add the cinnamon. I baked for 1 hour but it was not quite done using a toothpick test – had to bake longer. It never fully ‘cooked/set’ inside but was still very delicious!! Will make again but will bake on the longer side
Lynn Long says
I bought green bananas yesterday while shopping in preparation to shelter in place. They will be ready in a few days and so will my starter! Chocolate chips will be my add in – yum!!
Pamela LeMire says
Looks delish. I will try making it tomorrow.
Cindy Peterson says
We love banana bread!
Amy M Ammons says
Banana bread is a comfort food that takes me back to my grandmother’s kitchen. She made alot of banana bread, and we would anxiously wait for it to come out of the oven. She served it to us warm, with a slather of butter or cream cheese. Baking banana bread always takes me back to days of love and sunshine.
Janice K Sosh says
Can’t wait to try this easy Banana Bread recipe. Looking forward to it!
Barbara Lindholm says
I am new to this. I just made my starter today. I can hardly wait to make this delicious recipe. I like the substitutions listed for unavailable ingredients. My children have had us home bound now for 11 days. They shop for us but we are never sure what they can find in the stores.
I can’t wait to try this recipe! Thank you so much for sharing!
I’m definitely making this today. We need a ‘feel good’ recipe while we distance ourselves from everything. Thank you for sharing it.
Shannon Brown says
This will be a great one to get the kids involved with!
I love Banana bread. Very helpful tips. Thank you so much.
Laura Haberman says
Right now I’m sheltering in place only because I fell on Friday and I now have a concussion. I have my AFB Starter in the freezer. So as soon as I’m able, I will be doing this Banana Bread 👍🏻❤
Love banana bread. Just need to start a new starter….hmmmmm I might add that to.my empty to-do list for today.
BETH MATHEWSON says
One of my favorites to bake is banana bread. I use the blackest and oldest bananas that I have. It really gives a great flavor to the bread. I do like the idea of you adding different ingredients to make different breads go. What a bummer I am out of bananas and of course the store probably doesn’t have any so I will have to wait try your recipe.
Lyndee Leavitt says
I’m so excited to try it! I have been hunting for yeast for the last 10 days, so I just made a starter with my last packet of yeast. Hopefully I’ll be on my way soon! Now all I need is bananas!
I liked that you added swap outs for some ingredients. Unfortunately, flour is what I actually lack. People bought it all up so fast. Do you have any suggestions or bread recipes with pancake mix? I’ve always had plenty of that.
Kathy Kincheloe says
Love your recipes! This looks soooo good! Will be trying it soon!
Your recipe is so easy to follow, even I can do it!!
Anne H says
I love when a recipe also gives alternative suggestions for replacements, like replacing vanilla with maple syrup, something I never thought of!
It looks so easy and delicious!
Linda M says
Banana bread is the first kind of bread I ever made. Long ago when I was a young teenager, I always liked to bake for my family. Still do!
Banana bread reminds me of Hawaii. Love that you made it 3 different ways. Will definitely try this.