Banana Bread Recipe

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.

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

  2. 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.

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

  3. 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.

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

  4. 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

    1. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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