Anya’s Banana Bread

April 27, 2020

This recipe was submitted by Anya Gross, Brantford Harm Reduction Worker at The AIDS Network as a part of our A Taste at Home campaign.

I love to make banana bread. This recipe has been adapted and modified many times, originally it was from a friend. Super easy to make! Super tasty!


3 bananas (peeled)

1 mashed apple (or 2 tbsp. apple sauce)

1 egg

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 cup sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 1/2 cups flour



Dump everything into a large bowl. Use a potato masher to mix it together. Add chocolate chips if you prefer. Dump into a baking pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar if you prefer. Bake for 60 – 70 minutes on 300 degrees, until toothpick in centre comes out clean. Let rest in pan, remove once pan is cool to touch.


While we may not be able to come together for an evening of great food and supporting our cause, great food can still bring us together, and so we are sharing with you the favourite recipes of our team, volunteers and community partners! Over the next few weeks we will be adding to this virtual cookbook to help inspire you in your own kitchen, and we hope our A Taste at Home campaign bring you the comfort these recipes bring our contributors. While we may be physically distant, we can still come together in a spirit of sharing and giving.

If you are enjoying our recipes and you are able at this time, please consider making a donation to The AIDS Network. Fundraising is a crucial component in our ability to provide programs and services to our most vulnerable clients. Food security programs are especially necessary in this difficult time, and are wholly supported by fundraising dollars. You can make a donation through our Canada Helps page. To find out more about the campaign and to see other recipes, visit www.aidsnetwork.ca/a-taste-at-home