My Mother's Banana Bread

    1 hour 15 min

    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.


    Midlothian, Scotland, UK
    17 people made this

    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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    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