Simple Banana Bread Recipe

This simple to make Banana loaf recipe is based on an old family recipe. It is quick, easy to make and packed full of flavour with a smooth, creamy texture that is best to be enjoyed warm with lashings of custard.


  • 3x Ripe Bananas
  • 12oz Self-Raising Flour
  • 4oz Unsalted Butter
  • 4oz Caster Sugar
  • 2x Large Eggs
  • A Pinch of Salt

Suggestion: Add a generous handful of chocolate chips



Creating the Mixture

  1. In a mixing bowl mix the butter and sugar until smooth, gradually add the eggs whilst mixing thoroughly

  2. In a separate bowl mash bananas into a smooth paste

  3. Mix 1/3 of the flour into the butter, sugar and egg mixture

  4. Mix 1/3 of mashed banana into butter mixture

  5. Continue point 4 and 5 until all the ingredients are mixed thoroughly

  6. Add a pinch of salt, continue mixing until it has reached a creamy texture

Baking Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C / Gas mark 4 / 350°F

  2. Line a loaf tin with foil and pour in the mixture, fold over the foil to cover the top.

  3. Place in the oven for 1 hour. Uncover the top of the banana bread and cook for a further 15 minutes until golden brown.

  4. Remove the banana bread from the loaf tin using the foil underneath to easily remove. Place onto a wire rack to cool.

To Serve

Once the bread has cooled, cut into thick slices and add butter or add a dash of warm custard.

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