Banging banana loaf

    45 min

    This is a classsic banana loaf and it tastes banging. Grandma and the kids love it too! Super easy to make and cheap too. Always best to use very ripe bananas.


    Midlothian, Scotland, UK
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    Makes: 1 loaf

    • 125g butter
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 2 bananas, mashed
    • 190g self raising flour
    • 60ml milk
    • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (optional)

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat your oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a loaf tin.
    2. Melt the butter, sugar and vanilla in a saucepan over a medium heat.
    3. Remove from the heat and add the mashed bananas; mix well.
    4. Add the egg and mix well.
    5. Stir in the flour and the milk until it's all combined.
    6. Pour into your prepared loaf tin and sprinkle with brown sugar (optional); this gives a crunchy topping.
    7. Bake in the centre of the oven for around 35 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
    8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.


    Ripe banana's are best for this recipe. If you have a dairy allergy like me then just substitute the dairy products with your own non-dairy milk and butter.

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    This is my fave recipe, however, I've had better results substituting self raising flour for plain flour and adding 2 and a half teaspoons of baking powder (mixing with the flour whilst dry). I also bake at 170 instead of 180. Tastes better the 2nd day but rarely lasts that long! I also freeze my bananas when they are really ripe (almost black) and let them defrost for a few hours before planning to bake this loaf.  -  10 Mar 2018


    YES....defo Banging Banana Loaf!! I have made many banana cakes/loaves but this is the best. Lovely, buttery, banana, moist, vanilla taste. Made it last night and its nearly all gone! couldn't see size of tin with recipe so I used an 20x10cmx6cm deep loaf tin if anyone wants to know. its well worth sprinkling with demerara sugar before baking and I also sprinkled some vanilla icing sugar on top after baking when cooled. Thanks for sharing  -  03 Jun 2016