Banana Bread with Almonds

Yes, I know, another banana bread clogging the web. but this one is a good one. Honest. Plus, I had way too many slowly decaying bananas that would have gone to waste.

Ok, first mash 2 or 3 bananas like so:

I love my potato masher. Then add the eggs, the sugar, the flour, salt, baking powder, butter, and almonds. I always sneak in a pinch of ginger, just because i can.

And that’s it. tell me that is not simplicity itself. Bake it an hour and you’re done.



  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup almonds


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.  Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

 In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. . In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

 Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears. Add almonds.

 Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour , until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely before slicing.


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