Easy banana bread recipe

Banana Bread

This is the easiest banana bread recipe in the whole world.  Bananas are so good for you it’s definitely a recipe for a superhero! This is a really good way to use it up over ripe  bananas.

Preheat oven to 180C/gas mark 4

You will need:

  • I  big egg
  • 50g of butter (left out of the fridge for a bit to soften)
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 200g plain flour
  • 200g castor sugar
  • I teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 .5 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • I greased, small loaf tin


  • Mash bananas.
  • Put everything else in the bowl with bananas and mix really well.
  • Pop in loaf tin and into oven
  • When a skewer comes out clean you are done, (about 50 minutes)

How easy is that? Kids can do most of it and it tastes, looks and smells delicious!

kids banana  bread


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  1. July 2, 2012 / 1:57 pm

    This looks delicious. My children love banana bread so I keep a stash of overripe bananas in the freezer which works brilliantly (and much better than throwing them away!)

  2. July 2, 2012 / 8:46 pm

    Thank you!

  3. Ryan's
    May 9, 2013 / 2:51 am

    It’s baking as I type! Smells good! I tried with Splenda instead of the sugar because of my diabetes. I’ll let you know how it turns out!

  4. Elliot
    May 28, 2013 / 7:11 pm

    Thanks for this, will give it a go 🙂
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  5. otilia
    June 17, 2014 / 11:00 am

    I just love banana bread! I need to make some for my girls soon!
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