Classic Banana Bread Recipe

Classic banana bread

  • serves 10
  • Easy

This classic banana loaf requires just six ingredients and is perfect for an easy teatime treat or breakfast snack. It's a great way to use up overripe bananas


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  • butter 125g, softened (you can use any kind but if unsalted add a pinch of salt with the flour) plus extra for the tin
  • soft light brown sugar 125g
  • baking powder 2 tsp
  • plain flour 225g
  • eggs 2, beaten
  • ripe bananas 450g unpeeled weight (about 3-4), mashed


  • Step 1

    Butter a 900g loaf tin, then line with a wide strip of baking paper.

  • Step 2

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Beat the butter and sugar in a bowl with electric beaters for a 2-3 minutes or until fluffy. Tip in the baking powder and half the flour, half the eggs and half the bananas, and mix well (this will help prevent the mixture splitting). Add the rest of the flour, eggs and bananas, and mix to a batter.

  • Step 3

    Spoon into the loaf tin and level out. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes then turn out of the tin and cool completely on a wire rack before serving.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 278
  • Fat 11.6g
  • Saturates 6.9g
  • Carbs 38.5g
  • Sugars 20g
  • Fibre 1.5g
  • Protein 4.3g
  • Salt 0.5g