Do you have some ripe bananas you’re not sure what to do with? Why not make banana bread in honor of National Banana Bread Day! Banana bread might be one of the most versatile baked goods. It can be breakfast, a snack, or dessert. It’s also pretty easy to make.
Banana bread wasn’t always a classic in the United States, though. Bananas were introduced to the U.S. in 1870 and it took several more years before people started using them in baking. The Vienna Model Bakery in St. Louis became the first to produce banana bread in the United States in 1893. The recipe was much simpler than what you’ll find today, but it started the taste bud obsession with the sweet, yet slightly healthy, treat. Banana bread was also extremely popular during WWI when families in Hawaii made it to avoiding wasting the bananas that couldn’t be shipped out before they became overripe.
If we’ve got you craving a slice of banana bread, grab some fresh bananas from our produce department and try this simple recipe from allrecipes.com.