Easy Banana Bread

  • Total Time

    1h 10m
    • Prep Time

    • Bake Time

      1h 0m
  • Serves


  • Skill Level

  • Dietary Needs

    • Vegetarian
  • 5 Reviews

    5 star rating

If you're looking for an easy banana bread recipe then look no further. Banana loaf is such a great way of using over ripe bananas, the fruit adds moisture and sweetness to your bake. 

This recipe can be frozen once baked. Just slice beforehand so you can defrost a slice at a time. 

If love the warming undertones of spice in your loaf, try replacing a tbsp of flour for ginger. It's a gamechanger! 

Love a loaf? Try out lemon loaf cake recipe next. 


  1. Preheat the oven to 170'c (150'c fan).

  2. Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin

  3. In a large bowl or a stand mixer, cream together the butter and golden caster sugar on a high speed until light and fluffy (around 3 minutes)

  4. Add the eggs one at a time, whisking together between each addition.

  5. Add the bananas and vanilla extract to the bowl and combine.

  6. In a separate bowl, add the self raising flour and ground cinnamon and gently stir together.

  7. Add the dry ingredients to the wet a little at a time and whisk very gently on a low speed until fully combined and no lumps remain.

  8. If the mixture is a little thick, add a tablespoon of milk to loosen.

  9. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and top with the third banana, sliced in half lengthways to decorate.

  10. Bake in the preheated oven for around 1 hour or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.

  11. Once fully baked, remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn out to cool fully on a wire rack.

  12. Once cooled, slice and serve.


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  1. 5 star rating

    So easy to follow and came out perfect!

  2. 5 star rating

    Perfect result, although I did use 15g less sugar and it was more than enough with the sweetness of the bananas as well. A lovely recipe that went down well with the family!

  3. 5 star rating

    I had cinnamon left and I thought what can I do with it then I thought of banana bread. It’s a lovely combination. It’s sweet and fluffy. Defonately recommend 5 stars

  4. 5 star rating

    Fantastic result. I am so pleased with this, I can now bake banana bread! Thank you

  5. 5 star rating

    Very easy to follow recipe and a lovely Banana Loaf at the end. Great balance to the ingredients and just sweet enough. Highly recommend.

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