Banana Bread Recipe


Banana Bread Recipe

Easy banana bread recipe for a delicious treat with a cup of tea, requiring only 10 simple ingredients.

Baking Tip

Do not open the oven door to check if the bread is baked, as it will cause your bread to collapses. I suggest you switch the oven light on and look through the glass door to check if the bread is ready

Banana Bread
Serves 15
Very easy recipe for banana bread that can be mixed in a single bowl, providing you with a delicious treat over a cup of tea. Requires only 10 ingredients – butter, sugar, milk, bananas, eggs, flour, salt, baking powder, bicarb soda and Vanilla Essence (optional).
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 45 min
  1. Butter / margarine (6 oz / 175 grams)
  2. 2 cups of sugar
  3. 1 cup of milk
  4. 6 bananas
  5. 4 eggs
  6. 4 cups of plain or whole wheat flour
  7. 1 tsp salt
  8. 1½ tsp bicarb soda
  9. 1 tsp baking powder
  10. Few drops of Vanilla Essence (optional)
  1. Start with pre-heating your oven to 140C / 300F.
  2. Mix wet ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. The butter (cold from the fridge, chopped into cubes) mixed with the sugar, milk, bananas (preferably ripe bananas), eggs and a few drops of Vanilla Essences (optional).
  4. Then add the sieved dry ingredients (flour, salt, bicarb soda, baking powder) to the wet mixture in the bowl and mix well.
  5. Place mixture into 2 greased loaf pans (use spray or butter to grease), placing the pans on a tray, making it easier to manage in the oven.
  6. Bake in the oven at 140C / 300F for up to 1 to 1½ hours on the middle shelf.
  7. When the banana bread has a brown crust on top, start checking after 1 hour (depending on your oven).
  8. Take the tray with banana bread out of the oven and place on a surface to check if baked through - remember to close the oven door to keep the heat whilst checking.
  9. Make a hole in the middle of the bread to check if well baked, using a knitting needle (or thin knife).
  10. If the needle gets stuck then the bread is not baked through - place back into the oven for a few more minutes, checking every 10 minutes.
  1. The baking time can vary between 1 to 1½ hours, depending on your pans and oven.
  2. This recipe makes 2 banana loafs, or 1 large and 1 medium loaf depending on your pan size.
  3. Halfing the recipe to make 1 loaf is also possible.
  4. When the bread is a few days old, you can cut it into thick slices and toast it in a toaster - delicious with butter spread on top.
  5. Store the banana bread in the fridge.

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