For some reason, 2.0 and I have been talking a lot about banana bread recently. It’s not the kind of thing that we have conversed about much in the past, but I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. So, after allowing some bananas to get nice and ripe on the counter, and after banging my skull into cabinet at 5 am (really hard), I made some.

emily's banana bread | movita beaucoup

I got this recipe from my friend Emily. She gave me this recipe card when we lived in Fredericton. I hated pretty much everything about Fredericton, but I love Emily and I love this recipe. It really is easy to throw together and requires almost no prep time. Ideal for someone suffering from a major blow to the noggin.

emily's banana bread | movita beaucoup

FYI, this bread will not remove any bruises from your forehead that you may have received say, because your partner left a cabinet door open over the toilet which you then oh, I don’t know, ploughed your head into when you were struggling to find the toilet seat lid in a sleep deprived haze after he woke you up at 4:45 am because he “needed a snack.”

Just sayin’.

emily's banana bread | movita beaucoup

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Emily’s Ridiculously Simple Banana Bread

recipe: Emily Caruso Parnell

print and bake

Mix together in a bowl:

  • 1 1/4 cup flour (white, brown or a mixture)
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Mix together in another bowl:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil or a mixture of oil and applesauce
  • 1 cup sugar (white, brown or a mixture)
  • 2 ripe, mashed bananas
  • 1/4 cup crushed nuts, sunflower seeds or chocolate chips

Combine the wet and dry ingredients (i.e. mix the ingredients from both bowls together). Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour (loaf) or 30 minutes (muffins).


  1. emmalina73 on July 27, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    I will definitely be baking this, it looks yummy. Love the recipe card, very fancy pants!

  2. Eggton on April 21, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I just made this banana bread and it smells amazing. I’m sure it tastes good too because I am looking at it and I just know these things.

  3. Angelica on June 23, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Hi Emily! We came across your recipe on pinterest and decided to give it a try. Turned out to be really delicious! If you’d like to read about our experience with your recipe check out our blog at:

    Thanks again for the fab recipe!! 🙂


  4. Mariangella Glaze on June 30, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    It’s in the oven right now and smells delicious!! Thanks for sharing.

    • movita beaucoup on July 2, 2013 at 11:02 am

      You’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Melissa on August 27, 2013 at 10:15 am

    I have a few bananas and am going to make this banana bread this morning 🙂

  6. movita beaucoup on November 24, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Comments on this post are now closed as it was published in July 2010. Happy baking!