Banana Bread Recipe

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Time in the oven: 45 minutes

I’ve made banana bread a good few times, and it always turns out nicely.



  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 tbsps salted butter
  • 3/4 cups of sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence



  • Turn the oven up to 170 degrees Celcius on the fan setting
  • Peel the bananas and mash them with a fork in a mixing bowl
  • Melt the butter in a cup in the microwave and once melted add it to the mixing bowl and stir
  • In the cup which the butter was poured out of, beat the egg
  • Add the beaten egg to the mixing bowl and stir
  • Add the vanilla essence to the mixing bowl along with a pinch of salt
  • Add the sugar and baking soda to the mixing bowl and stir
  • Add the flour and stir
  • To even out the mixture I like to use a hand blender with the whisk attachment
  • Once the mixture is ready, layer a baking sheet on a baking tray and pour the mixture in the tray
  • Pop it in the oven for 45 minutes

After about 45 minutes the banana bread should be a golden brown and if you poke it with a wooden toothpick it should come out clear.

The banana bread makes an excellent snack, I normally just cut them into rectangles and grab one for a snack.

Further adaption:

  • Adding some chopped walnuts to the mixture

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