Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Simply Delicious Banana Bread

I love banana bread. I hate throwing away brown bananas. So it's a match made in heaven really :D

Now a small confession to those of you who don't know me well... I am not a fan of fiddly recipes - I like simple ones and this one is just that simple! I have tweaked it slightly so here is my version.

Banana Bread Recipe


  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (or caramel if you aren't using choc chips)
  • 1/2 cup choc chips (not buttons or drops as they are too big)
  • 1 1/2 cups of  self raising flour


No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.

My other tweak is to bake it in a bundt pan that has had brown sugar and walnuts/pecans sprinkled on the bottom.

It tastes great warm with a cup of coffee.

Let me know if you make it and have a look at the Simply Recipes site as they are a great inspiration.


  1. Hmmm, this recipe seems to be strangely familiar to the one I got from our desperate housewife - the only G :D

  2. Lol Kitteh.... That's because the Desperate Housewife got it from me when he was last in New Zealand!


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