Have overripe bananas? Make this easy banana bread that goes together quickly & bakes up moist & flavorful. Serve warm with honey butter.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Author Linda Warren


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease & flour a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.
  2. Cream sugar and shortening in a medium bowl. This can be done by hand with a potato masher or a fork.
  3. Add eggs and mix well. Add ripe bananas and stir.
  4. In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add to wet ingredients. Stirring until well incorporated.
  5. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 60-75 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean. Check after first 30 minutes to make sure top is not getting overly brown. If so, tent with aluminum foil until done.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool in pan on wire rack for 10-15 minutes. Remove loaf from pan. Place on wire rack and let cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Honey Butter: Beat together 1/2 cup butter & 1/4 cup honey. To make Honey Cinnamon Butter add 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon & 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract to the mix. Serve at room temperature.