The bananas I purchased the other day on one of my extreme couponing canada shopping trips, were finally ripe enough for baking! So today I set aside an hour to make a couple of loaves. Banana bread is my all time favorite thing to bake because it’s so simple and is great for a snack or a quick breakfast. After experimenting with the ingredients my first few times, I found the perfect amounts for the ideal moisture and sweetness, which I’ll share with you here. You don’t need a mixer for this recipe, so you’ll likely be able to make it with things you already have around the house! I made 2 loaves, so I just doubled all the ingredients.
Extreme couponing canada recipe, easy banana bread: Requirements (makes 1 loaf in a 8″ x 4″ pan)
Large mixing bowl
Potato masher (or fork)
4 bananas mashed, refer to photo, yum
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
Extreme couponing canada recipe, easy banana bread: Steps
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease the loaf pan
- Using wooden spoon, combine butter and mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl
- Add sugar, egg, vanilla and mix
- Sprinkle baking soda and salt over top and mix in
- Add the flour and mix
- Pour into greased 4″ by 8″ loaf pan
- Bake for 50-60 minutes
- Cool on rack and remove from pan
- Slice and enjoy!
Extreme couponing canada, easy banana bread: Product
In additional to being very easy to make, this banana bread was also very cheap to make! In my previous post I purchased 11 bananas for $0.99 and used 8 of them for 2 loaves of bread. Sugar and butter I always purchase from SDM on 20x points or redemption days and the flour was $2.99 (after coupon) for a 5kg sack. A loaf of banana bread costs $1.95 + tax from Starbucks. All in all, this recipe probably cost me about $1.50 total to make 2 loaves of banana bread which goes to show that extreme couponing canada principles can be applied to how we bake as well!