Banana bread

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Serves: 10

By francie5

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  • 8oz self-raising flour

  • 5oz caster sugar

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 medium eggs

  • 2oz margarine or butter

  • 3 ripe bananas


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C.
  2. Grease and line a small loaf tin with greaseproof paper.
  3. Cream together the sugar and margarine until pale and fluffy using a mixer.
  4. Beat the eggs together then add slowly to the sugar and margarine mixture.
  5. Mash the bananas in a separate bowl.
  6. Fold the sifted flour and salt into the mixture,and last of all fold in the mashed bananas.
  7. Bake in centre of the oven for 45-55 minutes until golden and a knife will come out clean when tested.

Handy Hint

About half way through cooking, cover the top with some greaseproof paper to stop the bread becoming too brown on top.

Additional Information

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids can help

  • Can Freeze

  • cake

  • bread

  • banana

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Vegetarian

  • Nut Free

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  • OrganicBreastEnlargements 11/10/19 19:22

    I actually never had Banana bread until the other day and now I am like banana bread mad!!! So happy I have just found a recipe for it, going to test it out now.

  • GreenBox53 29/04/18 19:44

    Super easy, no fuss recipe. Sometimes add cinnamon to it. Toasted with butter yum

  • pleasestopsnoring 24/03/17 18:00

    This is my go to banana bread recipe. Quick and easy to make with ingredients you have in the cupboard. I have started buying extra bananas so there always some that go over so I can make this. I add cinnamon.

  • jlumka 27/08/14 21:15

    cool recipe! my boyfriend likes it :) but I cooked it not in the oven. I used my multicooker (Redmond 250) bcs it's easier, faster and the bread is baked evenly and becomes very soft :)

  • MonterayJack 07/06/14 14:52

    First time I've ever made banana loaf and this was lovely. Followed the recipe exactly and although after I'd added all the flour, the mixture felt cement like, it was a perfect consistency after the mashed bananas went in. Will be doing this again, and will add half wholemeal flour which I think would work well too.

  • pmTea 13/11/13 15:07

    AMAZING recipe and by far the best (and simplest) I have ever found. Clever francie5 :-) I like it a little less sweet, so I only put 4oz of caster sugar (golden has a nicer taste than white), then I sprinkle a little course, brown demerara sugar on top just before baking, for a little extra crunch. I also added a handful of finely chopped walnuts to mine this afternoon and it was even tastier. Thanks xx

  • HinaG 22/10/12 18:16

    Amazing recipe! So simple and quick. I'm a baking novice.....and not so good at that. But this turned out great. Will be trying it with walnuts next time....any suggestions on how many grams of them? Also, some mentioned to use brown and white I'm not the best of cooks, do you have to add baking powder/bicarbonate to make up for that not coming from the self raising? Thanks,

  • southlundon 08/07/12 14:15

    My previous scores should all have been 10s not 5s as this is such a great recipe - sorry!

  • southlundon 08/07/12 14:14

    As the other reviews say, this is such a simple recipe. Every time we have ripening bananas in the house, my son (3.5) asks if we can make it. It's delicious and keeps well - if you can manage not to eat it within an hour of coming out of the oven! Thanks

  • cloudwine 14/01/12 17:54

    Really simple to make and absolutely delicious! I used half brown flour and half white, and added a few walnuts too.

  • MassiveKnob 25/01/11 13:42

    have used this so many times. each time perfect. Try it with more brown than white and it is even more delicious.

  • Ladder 29/09/10 14:49

    This is the most delicious and simple recipe for banana bread. I did not quite have enough white sugar so did 3 oz white and 2 oz brown and it turned out fab. Thankyou! Oh I didnt grease the loaf tin either, just lined it with greasproof and threw the mix in.

  • meg17 27/02/10 19:55

    Really lovely and easy to make! Yum

  • Fruitgums 12/10/09 14:41

    Made this at the weekend and it was lovely. Added walnuts and it was absolutely yummy. Will definitely make this again.

  • MmeLindt 21/08/09 16:05

    Delicious. Our visitors were very impressed!

  • ZippysMum 09/08/09 14:36

    fantastic - the best banana bread I have ever made - and I was a bit fast and loose with the recipe! I made 2 and froze one.

  • ludge 08/08/09 21:15

    Yum, yum, yum! Very easy - even I managed not to ruin it and I'm useless!

  • FlyMeToDunoon 08/05/09 22:55

    Made this today-all in the food processor, except the banana mashing and it is yummy. Very easy and I expect would take additions too if wanted like nuts or honey.

  • emmamorgan 30/04/09 16:41

    This recipe is so easy to do and everyone loves it. My friends little boy won't let anyone eat their bananas, he waits until they're ripe and gives them to me to him some bread.

  • francie5 02/04/08 14:36

    The kids love this cut into slices and some of them like to spread a little butter on.It is a healthy ,low fat bread,more like a cake than bread!