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.

Try another of our easy loaf cake recipes here

Mint Chocolate Cake with Lime

Nutritional Information

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