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Banana Bread Recipe

CD CBF 80 mins


"Banana Bread" is a bit of a misnomer as when most people talk about banana bread, they are referring to a baked loaf which doesn't use yeast at all, but rather relies on self raising flour or baking powder as the raising agent resulting in a taste and texture which is more like cake only less sweet.

Makes 1 x 23x13cm/9x4 inch loaf
Total time
Recipe Tags: Cold  Fruit  Cakes  Sweet   Breads  Baked Fayre  Dairy Free  80 minutes



275g/10oz (3 medium) over ripe Bananas, mashed

2 Eggs

150g/+5oz Caster Sugar

150g/+5oz Softened Butter

300g/11oz Self Raising Flour

A Pinch of Salt


1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350, Gas mark 4 and lightly grease a 23x13cm/9x4-inch loaf tin.

2. Place the peeled bananas in a large mixing bowl and mash well.


3. Add the eggs, sugar and butter and beat together with a wooden spoon or an electric mixer until well blended.


4. Add the flour and salt and fold in with a spatula until just mixed. Do not over-mix.


5. Pour mixture into prepared tin and bake for 60 to 65 minutes, until a wooden toothpick or knife inserted into centre of the loaf comes out clean.


6. Allow to cool in the tin for about 10 minutes, before turning out onto a wire rack. Allow to cool completely.




Add up to 100g/4oz of roughly chopped nuts such as walnuts to the mixture

For a sweeter cake-like affair, drizzle with glace icing Lemon or coffee flavour goes well

Can also be made in a Bundt tin  (see below)


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Additional information about this banana bread recipe

This can also be cooked in a 23cm/10-inch Bundt tin however please note the cooking time should be reduced to 40 - 45 minutes. Excellent if lightly drizzled with a light glace icing. Coffee, chocolate or lemon flavoured glace icings go particularly well with banana.

Equipment required to make this Banana Bread Recipe


23x10cm/9x4-inch Loaf Tin OR

a 25cm/10-inch Bundt  Tin

Electric Mixer (optional)


Key cooking techniques used in this recipe


Folding in  - gently combine two mixtures/ingredients usually using a metal spoon or spatula in a slicing J movement whilst slightly lifting the utensil.

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