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Best Banana Bread 2006/07/10

Posted by Mummy Ruth in baking, Cooking.

This is really easy to make as there isn’t much prep or equipment needed — and rather delicious too. It doesn’t last long once it’s out the oven and the smell when it is baking is divine!

Prep Time: 5 mins.,
Cooking Time: 50/ 60 mins,
Serves: 8/ 10 (depending on thickness of the slices).


  • Large Bowl;
  • 125 x 225mm Loaf Tin;
  • Mixing Spoon;
  • Electric whisk or old-fashioned medium size hand-whisk;

Shopping List:

  • 190g All-purpose Flour;
  • 200g Sugar [refined white granulated];
  • 55g butter [softened];
  • 5g (1 tsp) Baking Powder;
  • 5g (1 tsp) Bicarbonate of Soda;
  • 5ml (1 tsp) Vanilla Essence Flavouring;
  • One medium egg [Chicken whole];
  • Three ripe bananas [brown is good!]


To Make the Banana Bread:

Preheat the Fan-assisted Oven to 170C
[Traditional Oven Ratings: 175C/ 350 deg Fahrenheit/ Gas Mark #4/ “Moderate”].

Grease the loaf tin with a little butter and a sprinkling of flour (or just a few sprays of low-fat cooking oil spray). Mash the bananas in the bowl, then combine the rest of the ingredients — flour, sugar, butter, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, vanilla essence and the egg. Mix all the ingredients well either with the electric or hand whisk. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and pop into the oven for 50/ 60 minutes (check that the loaf is cooked through with a toothpick or skewer inserted into the centre and then cleanly removed).


You can be creative and add honey, walnuts or a touch of cinnamon for some extra flavour! Or be indulgent and add some chocolate chips — yum!


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