Banana Bread

A delicious bread using bananas. Note: This is a quick method of making this old favourite.
The texture may not be as fine as the traditional creaming method, but if you do not over-beat the mixture once the liquid ingredients are added, the difference will be minimal.


makes one 2 lb (1 kg) loaf
2 cups self-raising flour
pinch salt
1/2 cup caster sugar
90 g (3 oz) butter
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
2 large or 3 small ripe bananas, mashed


1. Sift flour and salt into mixing bowl, stir in sugar.

2. Rub butter into flour with fingertips until well combined.

3. Dissolve bicarbonate of soda in milk and add to flour mixture with lightly beaten egg and mashed banana.

4. Stir until thoroughly blended and spread in a greased and floured 25 x 15 cm (10 x 6 inch) loaf tin.

5. Bake in a moderate oven 180-190°C (350-375°F) for 50 to 60 minutes until cooked when tested. until a knife inserted into the centre comes out clean.

6. Turn onto wire rack to cool. Serve sliced with butter.

What did you think?

18 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

Banana Bread
posted by r.mann @ 09:15AM, 10/15/07
This recipe turned out superb, i used over ripe bananas that would normally be thrown away, so made a very cheap supper for the kids
Banana Bread.
posted by Di Rayburn @ 10:05AM, 10/31/07
Looks and tastes delicious. Try it spread with real butter. I'm just off to the kitchen to make another one right now!
Banana Bread recipe
posted by Lee Archer @ 09:19AM, 6/28/08
I've just made some. Easy recipe, delicious, soft spongy texture not like others that I find doughy and heavy.
Have also got the Cinnamon bread in the machine at present.
Banana Bread
posted by Annie @ 08:18AM, 2/15/09
Just taken it out of the over, it's delicious. About to have a slice with a cup of tea.
Only takes ten min to make!!
posted by Laura @ 06:40AM, 3/01/09
This recipe was great - really easy, using stuff i have at home already! I missed out the bicarb as i didn't have any but it still turned out great!
Banana bread...yummy
posted by bubbles @ 10:47AM, 3/22/09
This recipe came out very well...I've tried better and tried worse but I'm definitely going to try it again.
Its great with walnuts added
posted by Sarah @ 05:47PM, 11/12/10
Try adding walnuts when you add the bananas - absolutely delicious - I usually put in about a handful of chopped.
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