Easiest banana bread

    1 hour 20 min

    This banana bread is virtually mess free, no mixer required, just a bowl and spoon... My favorite kind of baking! You can easily make this banana bread on a lazy weekend morning with hardly any effort, or washing up!

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    Serves: 8 

    • 4 very ripe bananas
    • 85g melted butter
    • 200g sugar
    • 1 egg beaten
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • pinch of salt
    • 190g plain flour

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Pre heat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Placed mashed bananas into medium bowl. With a spoon, mix in all ingredients one at a time adding flour last.
    3. Grease and line your loaf tin, pour in mixture and bake for approximately 1 hour or until cooked.

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    Something else. I found the oven temp a bit high, I have a fan oven (but always use the conventional oven setting). I cooked it on 160 instead and it was perfect.  -  17 Dec 2010


    Beautiful loaf, very moist and very moreish!  -  17 Dec 2010


    I've tried lots of banana bread recipes-I'm one of those people that can only eat bananas when they are just turned yellow from green, any longer and they smell and taste horrible to me, so consequently I always have bananas too ripe to eat. I've faffed around many times with the 2 bowl variations, but this was a piece of cake, pardon the pun!! My 8 yr old decided she wanted to make it, so off she started with this recipe, and it turned out FAB!!! I reduced the oven temp to 160 cos mines a fan, and I covered it halfway in to stop it going too brown. We couldn't wait for it to cool down, I cut it when it came out of the tin (yes I know....butchered slices), but my husband said it was the best banana bread he'd ever tasted!!!! My little girl did an impression of a peacock in full bloom!!! Needless to say, it's all gone now, and that's a first cos the usual recipe loses its appeal after 2/3days. Thanks for the brilliant recipe!!  -  22 May 2013