Meatless Lenten Recipe - Paul's Banana Bread


bananabreadjogToday’s recipe is shared by Jeff Young, The Catholic Foodie, who says, “Excellent and simple recipe for banana bread. Just smelling this in the oven will cause you to reach for the butter! YUM!”

Paul’s Banana Bread


1. 3 ripe mashed bananas
2. 1 cup sugar
3. 1 egg
4. 1 1/2 cup flour
5. 1/4 cup melted butter
6. 1 tsp. baking soda
7. 1 tsp. salt


1. Mash bananas
2. Stir in other ingredients.
3. Pour into a greased regular-sized bread pan. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 1 hour.

(You could also use 3 smaller bread pans and bake in a 325 degree oven for 45 minutes.)

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  1. Originally shared by Barb in Nebraska to my Catholic Foodie friend!

    Today DS #3, who is on Spring Break, made this. The house smelled wonderful when I came home from school, but the final product was interesting….it was flat.

    “What happened?” I asked DS #3

    DS #3’s answer, “I didn’t know where the Baking Soda was and I didn’t think it was important.”

    DS #1 said, “It still tastes great, it’s like Banana Brownies!”

    Enjoy this delicious recipe friends, but be sure to add the baking soda!

  2. I always enjoy reading different recipes and trying — although not always succeeding — new dishes. However, since I've been diagnosed with gluten problems, I wonder if some of these great recipes could be made with substitutes — like rice flour etc.

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