Sliced banana bread topped with drizzle and banana chips on a serving plate

Brilliant banana loaf recipe

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(333 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins


Cuts into 8-10 slices

A cross between banana bread and a drizzle cake, this easy banana loaf recipe is a quick bake that can be frozen and is great for using up overripe bananas

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze un-iced

Nutrition: per slice (10)

  • kcal268
  • fat13g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars24g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.5g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.


  • 140g butter, softened, plus extra for the tin



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 140g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

    bay-king pow-dah

    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed



    Probably the best known, most popular tropical fruit, their name probably derives from the…

  • 50g icing sugar
  • handful dried banana chips, for decoration



    Probably the best known, most popular tropical fruit, their name probably derives from the…


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.

  2. Butter a 2lb loaf tin and line the base and sides with baking parchment.

  3. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then slowly add the eggs with a little flour. Fold in the remaining flour, baking powder and bananas.

  4. Pour into the tin and bake for about 30 mins until a skewer comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 10 mins, then remove to a wire rack.

  5. Mix the icing sugar with 2-3 tsp water to make a runny icing. Drizzle the icing across the top of the cake and decorate with banana chips.

You may also like

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
2nd Nov, 2017
Made this many times and it's so simple and easy to do! Always gets so many compliments. Only quibble is that it doesn't rise very well Adding chocolate chips makes it extra delicious though :)
1st Nov, 2017
Such a good recipe. May just be my oven but needs a lot longer than 30 minutes to cook. I did just under an hour and it was perfect. I added dark chocolate chunks and it was delish!
Unicornmelli's picture
28th Oct, 2017
Great tasting recipe but takes over an hour in my oven!
27th Oct, 2017
Great banana loaf!
MusaGran's picture
17th Oct, 2017
Just eating a piece! made this morning, had to substitute butter (dietary problem) used organic coconut oil, added 2 tbs dessicated coconut as well!.......and small bananas, well past their sell by date! Delicious, light, but moist, took 45 minutes, this is a keeper .........
15th Oct, 2017
Great recipe but needs 50 mins in the oven
14th Oct, 2017
Not great, completely sunk after taking out oven. Very disappointed, had checked with skewer which came out clean but definitely wasn't cooked in the middle.
11th Oct, 2017
Great recipe, was an instant hit!!
6th Oct, 2017
THIS IS INCREDIBLE. Best Banana cake I've ever had - takes about 50mins to bake, but really very delicious
25th Sep, 2017
Really good easy recipe, but I would definitely recommend adding cinnamon and chopped nuts.


Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.