Mrs. Hockmeyer’s Banana Bread

I am baking banana bread right now. My plan was to use my usual Funny Fruit Bread recipe but I couldn’t quite figure out if I would need the boiling water since I was using bananas rather than dates or prunes. Instead of guessing, I googled Banana Bread Recipe and found this recipe page. Maybe it’s premature posting the recipe since I haven’t taken the bread out of the oven yet but I have a feeling it’s going to be good mainly because it was so simple to make. (UPDATE! IT’S DELISH!)


Mrs. Hockmeyer’s Banana Bread

3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cup of flour

No need for a mixer for this recipe. 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 4×8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.

3 thoughts on “Mrs. Hockmeyer’s Banana Bread

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  2. Mary Carroll

    We found this recipe a few years ago and love it! Easy,moist, and yummy….makes great muffins too! We enjoyed Mrs Hockmeyer’s story as well.

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