Banana Bread

Perfect for using up over ripe bruised bananas; this is a recipe I found on the Good to Know site. The finished cake was so light and moist and delicious served with some butter, this is a fab recipe I’d definitely use again.

Also, I must apologise for the rubbish photos. I was experimenting with a different camera rather than my iPad and I couldn’t get the light right.

What you need:

75g butter or margarineDSCF5267
100g soft brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
2 large bananas
225g self-raising flour
1/2 tsp mixed spice
Pinch of salt
Handful of mixed fruit or chopped walnuts (optional)

What you do:

Preheat your oven to 190Β°c and prepare a loaf tin (grease and line)

Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy using an electric whisk or freestanding mixer. Gradually add the beaten egg.

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Add the dried fruit. Mash the bananas then add to the mixture.

Fold in the flour, spice and salt. I then gave it a little extra beat in the mixer to ensure all the flour was combined. And, don’t forget the salt like I did!

Spoon into the prepared tin, level off and bake for 35-40 minutes. Mine actually needed 45.

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Cool on a wire rack. Serve with butter and a nice cuppa πŸ™‚

Banana Bread


  1. 24th January 2016 / 11:00 am

    Looks good. I’m going to have a go at making this today. I don’t like bananas much but this might convert me πŸ™‚

    • 24th January 2016 / 12:20 pm

      Good luck with it. As the recipe only uses 2 bananas it isn’t overpowering. I hope you like it πŸ™‚

  2. 24th January 2016 / 12:43 pm

    I love banana bread! Or anything with overripe bananas really… I always use an old recipe of mine for humid banana cake with almonds, nuts and chocolate to prepare a cake or muffins whenever I have leftover bananas. πŸ˜€ Yours looks great as well by the way.

      • 24th January 2016 / 2:56 pm

        I made banana chocolate muffins for New Years and my nephews loved them! Such a good combination πŸ˜€

  3. 24th January 2016 / 3:09 pm

    sounds really tasty. May have to give it a go too. x

  4. 24th January 2016 / 6:19 pm

    Mmm, that looks delicious! I haven’t had banana bread in ages! Thanks for this recipe, I might get round to making some soon because of this πŸ˜€

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