One Bowl Banana Bread

Updated On: Oct 03, 2023
Lately I have been running like a chicken with my head chopped off.  Pretty visual, I know.  So not much has been getting cranked out of my kitchen lately.  That needs to change, pronto!  In one of my “dash to the grocery store to pick up stuff” moments, I grabbed a bunch of bananas not realizing that there were already a bunch sitting on the kitchen counter.  Oops.  When life hands you bananas….oh you already know what I’m going to say.  Anyway, I decided to make some Banana Bread.  This recipe is incredibly easy.  One bowl…that’s it.  Just put all of the ingredients in, give it a good stir to incorporate and then you’re off to the races.  This bread is a little more dense than recipes where you cream the butter and a lot more banana-y (is that a word) than ones that call for only 2 or 3, but it’s still a really great bread and you can’t beat the ease.  I would offer a pictorial here, but…..why?  The end product is far more interesting than a shot of my bowl with the ingredients.  Right?  Enjoy!

One Bowl Banana Bread

4 ripe bananas
1/4 cup melted butter
1 egg
1/2 cup Splenda (or 3/4 cup white sugar)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350.  Butter a loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl add ALL ingredients.  Using a wooden spoon, beat to just combine.  Pour into prepared loaf pan.
  3. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool for 20 minutes and then remove from the loaf pan and cool on a rack.

How’s that for easy?  1 bowl of banana bread love.

Recipe By:

Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.


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  1. Linda Arceo (@GigGobGulp) says:

    I made this and it was delicious! I added a small amount of choc. chips. Fellow food blogger here so I definitely wanted to leave a comment and let you know how good this was! Thanks!

  2. Easy eady easy and equally good good good!!!!!

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  5. foodwanderings says:

    Wow, looks moist like bread pudding. I got some ripe bananas and was looking for recipes to go with it. Thx for inspiration!

  6. Bestfoodies says:

    I love simple recipes I can pass on to some of my friends and family that like nothing but and this is perfect!

  7. This is my kind of baking…one bowl! Love how simple this is to put together and it looks delicious.

  8. qwazymonkey says:

    Sounds extremely easy. Any monkey would be able to do it…I supposed.

  9. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen says:

    I’m saving this one, I always end up with ripe bananas and usually more than 2 which seems to be the standard for most recipes. Looks delicious and I think banana-y is a word in my kitchen!

  10. nummy nummy nummy for my tummy!

  11. Oohhh, I hope you are bringing some of that next week!! Like it would last that long!

  12. Cookin' Canuck says:

    I like anything with “one bowl” in the title. Seriously, this banana bread looks like perfect thing to enjoy this weekend.

  13. This is kinda like my “tried & true” recipe I learned as a kid – every year I’d mix up 10 or 12 items for the county fair “under 14” division (I loved ribbons!) and would ALWAYS win a red ribbon for my banana bread! Never, as hard as I tried, could I get a blue for the banana bread….. oh well, red’s my favorite color anyway …. and I DID earn blues & Grand Champs for some of my other goodies!

  14. Marnely Rodriguez says:

    sounds pretty easy to me! as easy as Ice Water! 😉

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