The best carrot/banana/apple bread ever

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By copperfieldcanary

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  • 125ml olive oil or vegetable oil

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 375g flour sifted

  • 250g white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 250g walnuts or chocolate chips

  • 4 ripe bananas the browner the better, or grated carrots or grated apples


  1. Mix the sugar and oil together.
  2. Add the bananas and then the flour, baking powder and salt. Beat as well as you can as the mixture gets thick.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time and mix well.
  4. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 180C/Gas Mark 4 for 1 hour.

Additional Information

  • Dairy Free

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Kids can help

  • Make Ahead

  • banana

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  • AnuvvaMuvva 19/04/13 12:49

    Thanks for posting this recipe! It seemed like a TONNE of sugar though, especially with apples, banana AND chocolate chips in the mix! I halved the sugar to 125g, and it was more than enough. I used 4 bananas plus a grated apple. I skipped the chocolate chips (I really am no fun at all), but put two teaspoons of brown sugar on the top. Woo! Party time! ;-) I made two small loaves as - IME - big banana loaves suffer from TOWIE Syndrome: overly brown on the outside but a total wet mess within.

  • zahoua 15/11/11 18:43

    i haven't tried this yet but it sound deliciouse i will do it tommorow for my boys :)

  • bebejones 12/08/10 18:19

    So easy & really versatile. I can make 2 1lb loafs with this recipe so often halve it. Finished loaves freeze brilliantly & freezing actually improves them & makes the moister & stickier.

  • lisahum 17/01/10 15:10

    Just made these with my DD and she loved doing the mixing! Made 12 muffins and a small loaf using the mixture and my kitchen smells fab! We added mixed nuts and chocolate chips to keep both DD and DS happy! Thank You!

  • MrsFrin 11/01/10 17:57

    Used plain flour and it worked fine, makes one big loaf, might be better as two smaller ones as by the time the middle was cooked the outside was a bit overdone, still very tasty though

  • NumptyMum 20/11/09 19:46

    Yikes - I'm just about to make this and one thing it doesn't say is whether it's SR or plain flour. I'm guessing plain, because of adding baking powder & baking soda... so here goes!

  • TamTam29 21/08/09 19:41

    Ive made this quite a few times now - usually with bananas or carrots but had succesful experiment with some sour plums that I stewed first. I usally put the mixture into muffin cases. I can get 1 tray of muffins & small loaf or 1 tray muffins & 1 tray fairy cakes.

  • jessia 08/04/09 11:46

    Excellent, very popular with everybody, and good to vary. In a desparate moment when half the mixture ready and I discovered there were no apples in, I grated up pears instead, and added sultanas too and it was great!

  • thelma2008 01/04/09 06:55

    Tried making this yesterday evening and was very impressed. I can see this becomming a favourite in our house.

  • Chooster 29/07/08 16:46

    Tried this at the weekend and LOVED it!!!! I'm normally rubbish with any cooking but this was easy and tasted fab - Everyone, even DH ate loads and he normally never touches my home baking.

  • copperfieldcanary 17/01/08 21:32

    The great thing about this recipe is it's versatility. You can add whatever you want. I always have chocolate chips or a bag of summer fruits in the freezer. A bag of pecans or walnuts adds a bit more protein. I ahve even spooned in peanut butter or nutella, substituted ground almonds for flour and so on and so on