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banana bread baked in a ramekin
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Easy Banana Bread with One Banana

Make Banana Bread with one banana! Easy banana bread recipe using a single banana and a few pantry staples. Quick, easy to make and delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Cooling TIme5 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Muffins
Cuisine: Breakfast
Keyword: bread
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 436kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 banana , mashed (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter , melted (plus more for greasing the ramekin)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together. Set aside.
  • Mash the banana with a fork in a separate small bowl. Add the sugar and whip the banana and sugar together.
  • Add the melted butter, the egg yolk, and the vanilla; mix well.
  • Mix in the dry ingredients just until incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into a lightly buttered 8-ounce ramekin or other baking dish of similar size.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and cool slightly before eating.


How to Make Banana Bread for One - Only One Banana
Watch this video on YouTube.


Enjoy this banana bread right out of the bowl or turn out onto a plate to slice.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 225mg | Sodium: 675mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 685IU | Vitamin C: 10.2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2.3mg