Every week, my mom buys a surplus of bananas for my family to eat and every week, at least half of these bananas go uneaten. For a while, we would just throw them out and buy fresh ones; however, throwing them out soon turned into a vicious cycle where many bananas would just end up in the trash. After a few months, my grandma gave my mom a recipe for banana bread, which calls for old, mushy bananas. Gone were the days when bananas would go to waste. Now, my mom would bake 2-3 loaves of banana bread with all of the leftover bananas. If you ever find yourself in the same situation, here’s an easy recipe to avoid wasting produce.


Banana Bread

Serves 6-8


3 bananas

1 egg well beaten

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons butter

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mash the bananas with a fork and add the egg.
  3. Stir the mixture well and add sugar.
  4. Melt the butter and add it to the mixture.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and walnuts together.
  6. Mix the two bowls of ingredients together and smooth into a pan.
  7. Cook the bread for one hour.
  8. Let cool for ten minutes.

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