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How to bake easy peasy banana bread

How to bake easy peasy banana bread

One of the things I don’t like about buying bananas is that they never last. But I’ve come to realise that this is actually a good thing, because with over-ripe bananas comes the promise of delicious banana bread!

Here’s an easy peasy recipe (adapted from an American recipe by Averie Cooks) that will get you baking up a loaf in no time – and with wholemeal flour alongside the bananas it’s practically a health food, right?

Plus I’ve included THE BEST WAY EVER to serve it up as a posh desert!

Easy peasy Banana bread cooling in the tin

Easy peasy banana bread


9oz Self-raising wholemeal flour (I used Allinson’s)
6oz soft brown sugar (I used Billington’s)
4 ripe bananas, mashed (not too much if you want some lumps in the loaf)
120 ml groundnut oil (corn or sunflower oil will do too)
120 ml plain yoghurt
4tsp vanilla extract (like Nielsen-Massey)
1tsp baking powder
2 large eggs
small pinch of salt (to taste)

Banana bread ingredients


  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray or grease and line the pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the sugar, eggs, oil, yoghurt and vanilla extract.
  3. Add in the mashed bananas, mixing to incorporate.
  4. Fold in the remaining ingredients but don’t overmix at this point.
  5. Pour mixture into loaf tin and bake for 50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. The top should be domed and golden. Resist the urge to slice it up straight away!
  6. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes or so before turning out onto a wire rack until completely cold.
  7. Slice and serve. You can also freeze individual slices wrapped in greaseproof paper.




See the small lumps of banana in the loaf that come from not overmashing it? They help to keep the loaf moist. If you prefer a smooth loaf then go ahead and mash them some more.

And finally, as promised, my ultimate banana bread serving suggestion…

Slice the banana bread thickly, drissle with maple syrup, dollop on some sour cream, greek or plain yoghurt



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  1. I love banana bread, not had any in ages. Yours sounds and looks so yummy :)
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  2. I love bananas and I think I’d love banana bread too, especially with wholemeal flour. Great recipe. via
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    • The wholemeal flour makes it so much healthier and there’s a few readers who are trying it with gluten free flour too – can’t wait to hear how it turns out! Thanks so much for visiting Astrid and also for sharing this post x

    • Yes you definitely can sweetie! In fact it’s probably the best oil to use because it has very little flavour to it. Enjoy! x

  3. You are making me lick the screen lady! Yums! Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts x
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    • He he… I bet it would be fab gluton-free too – let me know if you make it! x

  4. OH I love love banana bread. This is right up my street, easy, recipe and bread I am there!!!! YUMMY!!!! You just made me drool and now I want to make banana bread. Love recipe sharing. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. Sorry if you had any trouble commenting on my site today as the host is being transferred there are a few glitches to fix. Apologies. #sharewithme
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    • It really is super easy Jenny! So sorry you’e been having problems with your site – love the new look but what a nightmare for you! Been following your trials and tribulations on social media… no advice to give I’m afraid (I’m not really technical at all) but sending you strength and a hug! Hope it gets sorted for you soon honey x

  5. I love banana bread, in fact I recently used some leftover M&Ms up in a loaf too and it was DA BOMB! No kidding, doing that again! Not so healthy with the chocolate addition though!
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    • No way. M&Ms? *adds to recipe* Thanks for the fab suggestion! x

    • I have to admit that I’ve tried other recipes before and not really liked the result as they can be a bit dry sometimes but this one is super moist and SO easy! Hope you enjoy it x

  6. I have been meaning to try banana bread for ages, but with two young boys my problem is I’m always running out of bananas. Love the maple syrup idea though… yum! #sharewithme
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    • It really is such an easy recipe and one that the kids could get involved with too – if you can save some bananas! The maple syrup makes it such a decadent, but delicious, desert x

    • Promise you’ll let me know how it tastes – I’d like to try a gluten free version too! x

    • I know right? Don’t banish them to the bin – bake them into bread! :)


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