My Mother's Banana Bread

My Mother's Banana Bread


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About this recipe: This recipe is what has been used in my family since I was old enough to eat banana bread. It tastes really good! I like to add vanilla, cinnamon and/or nutmeg to mine.

zudelmak Midlothian, Scotland, UK

Serves: 8 

  • 125g melted butter
  • 200g sugar
  • 250g flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 325g mashed bananas
  • chopped nuts, to taste (optional)

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured loaf tin.
  3. Bake in a 180 C / Gas mark 4 oven until a skewer inserted in centre comes out clean (about 45 minutes).

Editor's note

This recipe was edited by editors to include measurements and ingredients familiar to UK and Irish cooks.

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Reviews (8)


I'm a banana bread fiend, and this recipe had to be the greatest I have EVER tasted. I added chocolate chips in place of nuts, and it's brilliant!! Thanks for the recipe. - 12 Nov 2011


As a baking novice I made this with gluten free flour for my wife and it turned out brilliant. I added raisons as I didn't have or couldn't find the chopped nuts and I reduced the sugar to 100gms. So simple and tasty - thank you. - 18 Oct 2013


This was lovely. I made it with gluten free ingredients and then added 3tbsp of milk for a little more moisture as gluten free can be a little drier. Also added a teaspoon of cinnamon. Yum. - 29 Mar 2012

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