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banana bread recipe

Banana bread

Last night it was cold and windy and had this ghalashing for banana bread, hot and steamy straight out of the oven and turned to a quick and trusty banana bread recipe I’ve had for years and never fails. (It was late so excuse the pic) I have done almost everything with banana bread, including making a bread and butter pudding with it.

What you need

2 cups plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon mixed spice (I didnt have but used 1/2 cinnamon and 1/2 ginger)
150g soft butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs beaten
1 cup mashed bananas (the riper the better)

The process

Oven temp 180 degrees celsius

Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl with electric beaters until soft, Add the eggs and beat well, add the mashed banana and mix well.

Sift in all the dry igredients and mix to a smooth batter and mix well again.

Pour into a lightly greased loaf tin and pop into the oven for 35-40 minutes. Check at 35 minutes with a toothpick and if it comes out clean you’re done.

Remove your banana bread from tin and let it cool for about 10 minutes on a wire rack if you can resist the smell. If not, go ahead and cut yourself a slice of the warm delicious banana bread and load it up with some butter, I tell you it is irressistable.

You can also add a palm full of chopped nuts like walnuts to make it a really special banana bread.

I like mine with a good spread of butter. Enjoy!

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21 Responses to “Easy banana bread”

  1. reina says:

    quickly knocked this out while making other supper it was sooo easy and i will never call myself a baker, thought I would have some left for lunchboxes, fat chance 🙂 delicious and easy

    • Graham says:

      Haha, I know exactly what happened to you… happens to me almost every time. There is nothing quite like a fresh baked loaf that is still warm. Have a fabulous day G

  2. Coralie says:

    Hi G!

    This recipe really does look easy! I love easy recipes – dont give me frills.

    will be baking this super awesome looking banana bread this weekend – yummy!!!!

  3. Di says:

    Hi Graham,

    You’ve done it again – a fabulously delicious and easy recipe.


  4. Yolandi says:


    Try adding some dark chocolate. It makes it even more special


  5. Renz says:

    Hey G

    What about adding pecans or walnuts to the mixture?

  6. jannette says:

    if i dont have brown sugar is white suger okay? do i just use normal cake flour? sorry only starting to bake so help me out please!!

  7. Lynne Arnott says:

    I have just finished mixing up the banana bread but the amount I have seems quite excessive for one little loaf tin…what size tin do you usually use?

  8. Monique says:

    Oh my word!! I just made this bread, and it is beautiful!!! The whole house smells like banana bread and its super yummy!! I wanted to toast it and serve it with honey and mascarpone but there is nothing left!! 🙂

  9. Mel says:

    WOW! Best banana bread recipe EVER! So easy & you’re right…IT NEVER FAILS!!! Love it! Am baking some for mother’s day gift!

  10. Samantha Barris says:

    I made this yesterday, fantastic!! Super easy and delicious with a wonderful light texture!! I did add some grated carrot though as I am trying to get my toddler to eat veggies. He loved it.
    Ten out of ten!

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