Quarantine sucks, and we all know it, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. For those wanting to develop a hobby, or those who just want something nice to eat during these times, this recipe is perfect. It is easy, relatively cheap and oh so delicious, making it the perfect recipe for those looking to break up the monotony.

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  • ½ cup of salted butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 medium or large eggs
  • 3 medium-sized bananas (the darker the spots, the better)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon coarsely grounded salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or walnuts (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 375 F, and grease a 9-inch loaf pan liberally with butter.
  • In a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar on a low speed for 1 minute, or until completely combined.
  • Add the eggs, and mix for 1 minute until the batter is smooth.
  • Add the bananas, and mix for 1 minute, or until no large chunks remain and about ½ of the chunks are smaller. Do not overmix.
  • Add baking soda and salt, and mix on a low speed until completely combined.
  • Add flour, and mix on a low speed, scraping the sides occasionally, until completely combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips or walnuts.
  • Pour the batter into the pan and place in the oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick, when inserted, can come out cleanly.
  • After removing it from the oven, let cool for not longer than 5 minutes before wrapping it in foil and letting it cool completely. (This will make the bread incredibly moist when you cut into it.)


Adapted from: “Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat” by Megan Carle, Jill Carle and Judi Carle