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

Brilliant banana loaf recipe

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(333 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

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
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Ingredients

  • 140g butter, softened, plus extra for the tin
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  • 140g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

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  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
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  • 50g icing sugar
  • handful dried banana chips, for decoration
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Method

  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.

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Clogsie
2nd Nov, 2017
5.05
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 :)
ellielj
1st Nov, 2017
5.05
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!
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Unicornmelli
28th Oct, 2017
5.05
Great tasting recipe but takes over an hour in my oven!
bp1405
27th Oct, 2017
5.05
Great banana loaf!
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MusaGran
17th Oct, 2017
5.05
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 .........
hl_b5
15th Oct, 2017
3.8
Great recipe but needs 50 mins in the oven
judiper
14th Oct, 2017
1.3
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.
savagemegmoo@gm...
11th Oct, 2017
5.05
Great recipe, was an instant hit!!
nialahkelly
6th Oct, 2017
5.05
THIS IS INCREDIBLE. Best Banana cake I've ever had - takes about 50mins to bake, but really very delicious
Steezell
25th Sep, 2017
5.05
Really good easy recipe, but I would definitely recommend adding cinnamon and chopped nuts.

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