Banana Loaf Recipe With Passion Fruit

Banana and passion fruit loaf

  • serves 8
  • Easy

We have taken the classic banana bread and given it a summery twist. This loaf is a great way to use up overripe bananas, plus it's quick, looks impressive and can be easily frozen


This easy banana loaf is an exotic twist on a classic banana bread. We have used passion fruit to make this banana loaf more zingy, try it out for afternoon tea to use up overripe bananas…


  • butter 75g, softened
  • light brown muscovado sugar 110g
  • plain flour 130g
  • wholemeal flour 75g
  • baking powder 2 tsp
  • eggs 2
  • very ripe bananas 4, mashed
  • walnuts 75g, toasted and roughly chopped
  • icing sugar 150g
  • passion fruit 4, halved and seeds and pulp scooped out


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Beat the butter, sugar, flours, baking powder, eggs and banana together. Stir in the nuts and spoon into a lined and buttered 450g loaf tin.

  • Step 2

    Bake for 1¼ - 1½ hours or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the tin then lift out and cool on a rack.

  • Step 3

    Mix the icing sugar and most of the passion fruit juice to make an icing that will drizzle easily. Leave the seeds in if you like, or sieve them out.

  • Step 4

    Drizzle the icing over the cake and use the remaining seeds and pulp to serve.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 423
  • Fat 15.7g
  • Saturates 6g
  • Carbs 61.9g
  • Fibre 3g
  • Protein 6.8g
  • Salt 0.5g