Photo Credit: Reena Newman

This bread is bananas


By Christine Tizzard

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This bread is bananas

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: baking, banana, banana bread, bread
Servings: 8 servings (1 loaf)
Calories: 377kcal


  • 2 overripe bruised bananas, peels and all
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar 
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract 


  • 1/2-1 cup chocolate or dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts and/or seeds


  • Preheat oven to 350 F and line or grease loaf pan. Bring large pot of water to boil.
  • Peel bananas and roughly chop peels. Simmer peels in boiling water for 5 minutes and then drain, rinse under cold water, and set aside.
  • Using hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, mix butter and sugar together until incorporated, light, and fluffy.
  • In medium-size bowl, mix flour with baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Using blender or food processor, blend bananas, peels, eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla.
  • Slowly beat banana mixture into butter mixture until incorporated. Beat in flour mixture until combined. Stir in any optional add-ins if using.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.


Excerpted and adapted from Cook More, Waste Less by Christine Tizzard © 2021 Christine Tizzard. Photography © Reena Newman. Published by Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Sodium: 291mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g
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