17 Jul 2015

Great Banana Bread Recipe

So far this summer I've been experimenting a lot with baking. And earlier this week I tried my hand at baking banana bread (which is essentially a banana flavoured cake). It turned out so good that my family (but mostly me) couldn't get enough, so I thought I'd share the recipe I used, for others to try (taken from simplyrecipes.com).


(to serve a family - or mainly yourself, if you're anything like me)

 2 & 1/2 very ripe, peeled bananas (ideally ones with skin more brown than yellow)
 1/3 cup of melted butter
 1 cup of sugar  
1 beaten egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
 1 teaspoon of baking soda 
Pinch of salt 
1 & 1/2 cups of self raising flour


Preheat your oven to 175°C/350°F/Gas mark 3.5

Butter up your loaf pan (this can be substituted for a cake tin or any other appropriate oven dish, as long as it's large and wide)

Add your peeled bananas to a mixing bowl and stir with a fork until smooth and liquidy

Add the pre-melted butter to the bowl and stir in with the mashed bananas

Mix in the baking soda and salt

Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract

Mix in the flour

Once you're satisfied that the mixture has been thoroughly stirred into a single consistency then pour the batter in the buttered pan

Place the pan into the preheated oven and bake for 50-70 minutes - or until golden brown and a fork/tester comes out clean when inserted into the bread

Once removed from the oven let your banana bread cool, and then it's then ready to serve! To serve I sliced my bread both vertically and diagonally, so that people could come and pick up a large chunk as they wished

I hope you enjoyed this recipe. I find that this is something great to make when you have a few bananas left over on the brink of going bad, and instead of letting them go to waste you get to make something ridiculously delicious out of them! Banana bread is pretty versatile and can be eaten for breakfast, as a snack or a desert.

Have you been baking this summer, or are you planning to?

Amani x



  1. Okay, this looks too yummy not to try and bake it! :) I love baking but haven't been doing anything like that recently. I love my version of Tanya Burr's lemon drizzle cake though, it's bomb!

    1. Thanks :) I definitely recommend it! Ahh that sounds good :D


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