Editor TJ Wallis spent 2 months on the Island of Maui this past winter and she attributes her 10 pound weight gain to the marvelous banana bread readily available at farmer’s markets and road side stands.


Marvelous Maui Banana Bread



1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

3 large eggs

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup mashed ripe bananas

(about 2 large)

3/4 cup vegetable oil




Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Spray a 9 x 5 x 3 with vegetable spray.


Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk eggs, sugar, bananas, and oil in a large bowl until smooth. Add dry ingredients to banana mixture and stir just until combined. Scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth top.


Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of bread comes out clean, 60-70 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let bread cool in pan for 15 minutes. Run a knife around inside of pan to release the bread. Turn out onto a rack and let cool completely.



Marvelous Maui Banana Bread