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banana bread cut into slices at one end

Easy Banana Bread

Buttery with caramel undertones this Easy Banana Bread recipe is one of my family's favourite baking recipes and my go to.

Course cake
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bread, banana cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 336 kcal


  • 175 grams peeled bananas mashed
  • 225 grams unrefined sugar
  • 225 grams plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 120 grams salted butter
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Preheat your oven to 170 C/325 F/Gas Mark 3

  2. Place 2 eggs and 225 grams of sugar in a mixing bowl or your free standing mixer. Using a hand held electric whisk or your mixer beat together for a couple of minutes.

    eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl
  3. Add the mashed bananas and mix again for 30 seconds or so.

  4. Add 225 grams plain flour, 1 level tsp of bicarbonate of soda, 1 level tsp of baking powder and 1 tsp of ground cinnamon, and mix again until all is incorporated and smooth.

  5. Add 120 grams of melted butter and slowly beat in. Be careful as the butter can shoot everywhere at first. Speed up your mixing when the butter is mostly mixed in and mix until completely combined.  

    banana bread batter in a mixing bowl
  6. Tip into a lined 2lb loaf tin.

    banana bread batter in a lined loaf tin
  7. Bake for 1 hour. It usually cracks open along the centre a little leaving a craggy dome on top of the cake.

    Leave to cool in the tin. I test it with a cocktail stick to see if there is any wet mixture left on it when I skewer it right in the thickest part. I also carefully press the centre of the cake. If it is firm to the touch that tells you it’s baked too.

    banana bread cut into a couple of slices at one end.
  8. Apply To Completely Nailed Face.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Baking Tips

  • Use an independent oven thermometer as oven temperatures can vary greatly to those that you program in
  • Be accurate with your measurements
  • Make sure the bicarbonate and baking powder are in date (it's easy to miss their expiration date)
  • Get all ingredients ready before you begin
  • Line your loaf tin with a paper case for all round ease
  • Take time to make sure it is baked all the way through
Nutrition Facts
Easy Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 336 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 225mg10%
Potassium 114mg3%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 417IU8%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.