Banana Bread Recipe

What do you do when the world gives you brown bananas? You make Banana Bread!

I have shared this recipe on here before but not for almost 4 years and actually I haven’t made it for a while either. However, I do often make banana cake/cupcakes/oatcakes regularly but this week when I had some bananas at the end of their shelf life, there was only one thing I wanted, so here is a flashback to my Banana Bread Recipe:


  • 285g of Flour
  • 1 tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1/2 tsp of Salt
  • 110 g of Butter
  • 225g of Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 Bananas – Mashed
  • 85ml of Buttermilk
  • 100g of Chocolate Chips
  • 120g of Crushed Walnuts
Banana Bread
Banana Bread


  1. Preheat oven to 180C (Fan)
  2. Start by sieving the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a bowl and set aside
  3. In a separate bowl cream the butter and sugar together until the mixture becomes light and fluffy
  4. Add the eggs, mashed banana and buttermilk to the mixture and stir thoroughly
  5. Then fold in the flour mixture until mixed well
  6. Then add the walnuts and chocolate and stir in
  7. Grease a loaf tin and pour in the mixture
  8. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until risen and brown
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving

As always the Banana Bread came out moist and so more-ish, in fact a little too more-ish!

I think the best thing you can do as a home-baker is to build a collection of your best and favourite recipes and keep making them until you perfect them. I think this Banana Bread Recipe will be one of mine for years to come!

What are your fool-proof/favourite recipes?


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Yum, this makes me wish I had some brown bananas to cook with!

    1. It is always the perfect excuse, but if you want to, i just open ripe bananas and leave them open for 1-2 hours, then they go a bit brown 🙂

      1. Thanks, that’s a good idea!

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