Banana bread

by Sofia

This recipe was a little bit spectacular at dinner last night. There was amazing arroz con leche, too, whose recipe I hope to soon possess.


  • 4 overly ripe bananas, smashed (mine were unapologetically black)
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour (about half whole wheat, half white)
  • 1/4 cup broken up walnuts
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped up bittersweet chocolate


Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered and floured 4×8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.