Banana Bread Recipe

While my daughter was on holiday, she had a banana bread which was unlike the banana bread that I usually make.  With her being on a Disney Cruise, I searched american banana bread and came across this recipe.

We love banana bread in our house, and it is a great way to use up bananas that have gone a little too ripe.  Great for kids to help with too.

Bananas have so many uses, and something we always have in our house.  If the kids are hungry a banana will give them energy and satisfy them without having to reach for sweets or biscuits.  Plus they can be used in a variety of recipes, to make great tasty treats.

banana bread

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Table of Contents


5 x Ripe Bananas

1 3/4 cups self raising flour

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup of melted butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

3/4 cup dark brown sugar



Pre heat the oven to 180 and grease a loaf tin.

In a bowl mash the bananas

In another bowl add the eggs, butter, vanilla extract and brown sugar and mix together. Then add the mashed banana and mix well.

Then add the flour, salt and baking soda and mix together until everything has mixed in.

Pour into the loaf tin and spinkle some brown sugar on top to caramalise cook for 1 hour, turning half way through cooking.

I turned half way through cooking and then checked again after 15 minutes, to see if it was ready or needed the extra cooking.

It is a lovely moist cake with a crunchy topping, this is much nicer than the banana bread that I usually make, but unfortunately is not the same as the one my daughter had on her holiday.  So the search continues.

Stayed tuned for my next attempt. Or if you are in a baking mood why not try my easy flapjack recipe



Banana Bread Recipe


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  • Kim Carberry
    13th October 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Ahh! We love banana bread here. I think it’s great for the kids to have for breakfast.

    • admin
      14th October 2019 at 10:41 am

      We love it too and so quick and easy to make

  • Anne Sweet
    15th October 2019 at 2:48 pm

    banana bread is great for using those bananas that are getting way too ripe for eating. This recipe has been pinned for later.

    • admin
      15th October 2019 at 3:55 pm

      We lov banana bread and it is the best way to use up over ripe bananas x

  • Georgina @ Culinary Travels
    3rd June 2020 at 5:44 pm

    Banana bread is one of my favourite bakes. This one looks gorgeous.

    • admin
      4th June 2020 at 10:00 am

      This recipe is so easy and is a huge hit, I went through a stage of making it weekly a while back x

  • Liam | Whatthedadsaid
    4th June 2020 at 10:42 am

    My son likes Banana bread, while my daughter likes to bake, we enjoy most of our cakes in small loaf form, we will try this recipe, great post.

    • admin
      4th June 2020 at 11:23 am

      My daughter loves it and at one stage was all she fancied eating, it is so quick and easy to make as well x

  • Kara Guppy
    4th June 2020 at 11:27 am

    My husband is desperate for me to make banana bread, thanks for this

    • admin
      4th June 2020 at 12:15 pm

      I hope he enjoys it x

  • Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    4th June 2020 at 1:04 pm

    I made banana bread last week but it was a no bake version. I used a steamer to cook it. Turned out really soft and moist. My kids loved it. I guess that means I have to make it again.

    • admin
      4th June 2020 at 1:32 pm

      I have not heard of a steamer version, that sounds different will have to look out for a recipe for that

  • Rhian westbury
    4th June 2020 at 4:22 pm

    I’ve never been a big fan of bananas but I don’t mind them in the form of a cake or something where you don’t notice the texture as much. It seems like everyone is making banana cake x

    • admin
      4th June 2020 at 4:55 pm

      My granddaughter hates bananas I think it is the texture with her, I will have to try her on banana bread when she is next over

    4th June 2020 at 4:30 pm

    I love banana bread it’s so yummy!!! I make this too time permitting. It’s always a winner with my lot!!! Hope you find the recipe you’re after xxx

    • admin
      4th June 2020 at 4:54 pm

      It is a huge hit in our house, everyone loves it especially C x

  • Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    5th June 2020 at 10:50 am

    I think I might be the only person not to have made banana bread during the lockdown. I never seem to have any spare bananas – I’ll have to hide some after the next supermarket shop.

    • admin
      5th June 2020 at 10:57 am

      That is the usual problem I have as well unless I buy some to put aside to make it

  • Fiona+jk42
    16th March 2021 at 8:45 pm

    We love banana bread. The recipe I use is from an American cookbook, it includes 1 cup of plain yoghurt which means the end result is very squidgy.

    • admin
      17th March 2021 at 10:00 am

      I have not seen a recipe with yoghurt in, I will have to try and find it


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