4-H Banana Bread

Adapted from All Recipes.

When I was making dinner last night, I smelled the unmistakable odor of overripe bananas, and decided to do something with them before it was too late. I searched for a recipe I could make with only two bananas, and knew I struck gold when I found the one I started with. It’s an old 4-H recipe, which I modified with some traditional banana bread spices. The result was delicious. A dab of butter and a glass of organic milk were all it took to make it into an amazing breakfast.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 5 TBSP milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinammon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg


  1. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add egg, banana, milk, and vanilla, and mix well.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients and incorporate into banana mixture.
  3. Spread batter into a buttered and floured loaf pan.
  4. Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes, until the top of the loaf browns and cracks open.