4 bananas (with small bananas, I use 8)
1/3 cup butter (I used vegan butter)
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sugar (I used finely ground organic partly refined sugar.)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1-1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup finely chopped pecans (Nuts are optional, as is your choice of pecans, almonds, or walnuts.)
Perfectly Ripened Bananas




  1. Gather all ingredients, and measure out the required amounts of each.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F.  (177 C.)
  3. Mash bananas in a large mixing bowl. (I used my mixer to do this — it’s faster.)
  4. Melt the butter. (Do this while the mixer is doing it’s thing for you.)
  5. Add melted butter to the bananas.
  6. In a measuring cup or small bowl, beat the egg, then add vanilla.
  7. Pour egg/vanilla mixture into mixing bowl with bananas.
  8. With mixer running, add sugar.
  9. Add salt and baking soda.
  10. Add flour gradually, also while mixer is running.
  11. Finally, add nuts, if desired.
  12. Pour into muffin pan or loaf pan.
  13. For muffins, bake muffins 20 minutes for a loaf, bake 1 hour.