Banana bread

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Serves: 1

By forkhandles



  • 110g butter plus extra for greasing

  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 225g caster sugar

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 85ml buttermilk or normal milk mixed with 11/2 tsp lemon juice or vinegar

  • 4 ripe bananas mashed

  • 285g plain flour

  • 2 free range eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs, mashed bananas, buttermilk and vanilla extract to the butter and sugar mixture and mix well. Fold in the flour mixture.
  5. Grease a 20cm x 12.5cm/8in x 5in loaf tin and pour the cake mixture into the tin.
  6. Transfer to the oven and bake for about an hour, or until well-risen and golden-brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and cool in the tin for a few minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely before serving.

Handy Hint

Use a slightly lower temp for a fan oven. Use the skewer test to see if cooked, should come out clean.

Additional Information

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids can help

  • Can Freeze

  • cake

  • Biscuit and sweets

  • bread

  • banana

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Vegetarian

  • Nut Free

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  • forkhandles 17/06/10 14:05

    this is a really moist cake/bread, great way to use up those left over bananas