Easy banana bread

    1 hour

    A fantastic quick bread, which makes use of over-ripe bananas. Its incredibly moist, fruity and utterly delicious. Enjoy for afternoon tea, elevenses or pop into packed lunches.

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    Makes: 1 loaf

    • 200g plain flour
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 50g butter, softened
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 egg
    • 3 very ripe bananas

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 13x23cm loaf tin.
    2. Mash bananas and add flour, sugar, butter, vanilla, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and egg. Mix well. Pour into loaf tin.
    3. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 50 to 60 minutes or until skewer inserted into centre of cake comes out clean.

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    Absolutely lovely recipe, so easy Definitely only needs 30 minutes though. Also, when you put a skewer in it's not very accurate because the banana will be soft and it won't come out clean unless you bake it rock solid! So yeah, only needs 3 minutes at 180 degrees.  -  28 Aug 2012


    I found I only had one egg, so this recipe was perfect! Also only took 30 mins in a pre-heated fan oven.  -  15 Apr 2012


    Brilliant recipe. So easy but really, really yummy. Put dark choc chips in mine for added indulgence My loaf only took 30 mins to bake, even better! One for the recipe file, thanks very much for this one!  -  21 Feb 2012