24 February 2017

Easy Banana Loaf

I'm sure we aren't the only ones with brown bananas left in our fruit bowl each week. While they don't look particularly appetising they are banana loaf cake gold! This banana loaf recipe is super easy, all in one pan, ready to go in the oven in 10 minutes.

easy banana loaf recipe

Did you know that you can freeze bananas? No I didn't either until watching a programme recently  about reducing your food waste. Simply peel the over ripe bananas pop them in a tub and freeze, then get them out when you're ready to cook with them.  

I love the smell of banana bread, it drifts throughout the house making it feel warm and cosy. The little ladies like to eat it fresh out the oven still warm with a cup of milk and I often join them with a nice cup of tea. It will keep for a couple of days though if it lasts that long, but it's the kind of cake that gets a little bit sliced off each time someone goes into the kitchen particularly if you decide to jazz it up with optional chocolate chips :)

The Recipe

- 125g butter
- 150g caster sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg, beaten
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
- 190g self raising flour
- 60ml milk
- optional handful or two of chocolate chips


- Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin with baking paper

- Melt the butter, sugar and vanilla in a saucepan over a medium heat

- Remove from the heat and add the mashed bananas, mix well

- Add the beaten egg, mix well

- Stir in the flour and the milk

- Add in chocolate chips if you are using them

- Pour into the tin and sprinkle the top with brown sugar

- Bake at 170 degrees C for 36 minutes or until as skewer comes out clean


Me x

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