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110Total Time
10Prep Time
1Bake Time

Easy Banana Bread

Quick and easy

6 Reviews

  • Vegetarian

About the bake

If you're looking for an easy banana bread recipe then look no further. Banana loaf is such a great way of using over ripe bananas, the fruit adds moisture and sweetness to your bake.  This recipe can be frozen once baked. Just slice beforehand so you can defrost a slice at a time.  If love the warming undertones of spice in your loaf, try replacing a tbsp of flour for ginger. It's a gamechanger!  Love a loaf? Try out lemon loaf cake recipe next. 

110Total Time
10Prep Time
1Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 170'c (150'c fan).

  2. Step 2:

    Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin

  3. Step 3:

    In a large bowl or a stand mixer, cream together the butter and golden caster sugar on a high speed until light and fluffy (around 3 minutes)

  4. Step 4:

    Add the eggs one at a time, whisking together between each addition.

  5. Step 5:

    Add the bananas and vanilla extract to the bowl and combine.

  6. Step 6:

    In a separate bowl, add the self raising flour and ground cinnamon and gently stir together.

  7. Step 7:

    Add the dry ingredients to the wet a little at a time and whisk very gently on a low speed until fully combined and no lumps remain.

  8. Step 8:

    If the mixture is a little thick, add a tablespoon of milk to loosen.

  9. Step 9:

    Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and top with the third banana, sliced in half lengthways to decorate.

  10. Step 10:

    Bake in the preheated oven for around 1 hour or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.

  11. Step 11:

    Once fully baked, remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn out to cool fully on a wire rack.

  12. Step 12:

    Once cooled, slice and serve.



  • For the Batter

    • 135g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 175g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 1 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
    • 2 Eggs (large)
    • 2 Bananas (mashed)
    • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
    • 250g Allinson's Self Raising Flour
    • 1 tbsp Milk
  • For the Decoration

    • 1 Banana (sliced length ways)


  • 2 lb loaf tin

Nutritional Information

per 113g
  • 379cal Energy
  • 16g Fat
  • 9.3g of which Saturates
  • 52g Carbohydrates
  • 29g of which Sugars
  • 5.5g Protein
  • 0.33g Salt

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