Banana Bread
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Banana Bread

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Serves 1 - 1 Loave

The easiest recipe to use up ripe/brown bananas, low in fat but delicious!

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  • 50g margarine
  • 125g light or dark brown sugar (I use 50/50)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed (I sometimes bake them in the preheating oven in their skins to soften and deepen the flavour)
  • 200g self rasing flour
  • 1tsp cinnamon or mixed spice (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • Splash of milk


    1. Preheat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.
    2. Grease and line a loaf tin
    3. In a large bowl beat the sugar and butter together using a wooden spoon until combined and smooth.
    4. Add the egg, vanilla and mashed banana and beat again for 1 minute.
    5. Fold in the sifted flour and cinnamon (or mixed spice if using.) Beat mixture with your wooden spoon until combined. Add a splash of milk if the mixture is too stiff, you want a dropping consistency.
    6. Spoon mixture in to a loaf tin and bake for 45min - 1 hour or until a knife pushed in to the centre comes out clean.
    7. Dust with icing sugar then eat warm or cold... store in an airtight container. Best eaten within 3-4 days.

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Siobhán Mahon's picture
Siobhán Mahon
2nd Jan, 2019
Triple the ingredients and make 2 decent sized loaves. Delicious.
Gillian McLoughlin's picture
Gillian McLoughlin
7th Oct, 2018
I made this for the first time today. I followed the recipe exactly and it was really easy. I'm not a baker but it turned out light and fluffy. We only tasted it 10 mins ago and it's really good. I'll definitely be making this again.
5th Oct, 2017
sarah_clk's picture
25th Aug, 2018
Thank you, glad you enjoyed the recipe.
30th Dec, 2013
So delicious! I would put a picture up but it's nearly all gone already! I used 75/25 brown to white sugar and four small bananas (just to use them up) and its come out really light and fluffy. Thanks!
sarah_clk's picture
25th Aug, 2018
Glad you enjoyed the recipe. X
10th Oct, 2011
easy and delicious but a little stodgy, maybe that was in the making and not the recipe!
12th May, 2011
My husband and son are REALLY fussy eaters but my gosh, they went mad for this and i keep being asked to make more!! This is a great recipe which is easy to make and had my family wanting more. Thank you. SamiDaisy
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