Easy One Bowl Banana Bread

January 12, 2024

by Sammi Lowe
Easy One Bowl Banana Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50-60 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Author: Aditi S., Nutrition Volunteer

Skill Level: Easy

Cuisine: American

Servings: 1 loaf


Easy One Bowl Banana Bread

  • 3 overripe bananas, peeled
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted and cooled, plus extra to grease pan
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, walnuts, or a combo of both

Wondering what to do with the overripe bananas on your counter? Make some banana bread! Not only is this banana bread delicious, but it only requires one bowl to whip up!

How to Make Easy One Bowl Banana Bread


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease sides of a loaf pan with butter or cooking spray to prevent sticking and set aside.
  2. 2. In a large bowl, mash bananas very well with a fork, until almost a liquid consistency. Add melted butter and mix with a whisk.
  3. 3. Add egg, vanilla, baking soda, salt, sugar and flour to the bowl and mix until batter is well combined. Stir in chocolate chips and/or walnuts.
  4. 4. Pour batter into loaf pan, making sure it’s evenly distributed. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean without batter sticking to it.
  5. 5. Let cool for at least 20 minutes . Slice and enjoy!