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The Most Perfect Banana Bread

The Most Perfect Banana Bread

Now we’re fully in my favourite season, I’m finding myself in the kitchen more and more. I adore cooking, I am by no means an expert – you won’t find me claiming to be a chef – but I’m pretty up to speed on eating, and I know what tastes good. 

Banana bread is a huge favourite in my house, even with the teenager who absolutely detests bananas with a passion. She won’t touch anything that is remotely banana based, but give her a wedge of this and she is happy. 

If it’s a bit chilly outside, or, more likely wet, this takes less than an hour and a half to make and lasts a good few days. Unless you have a family who like to have several slices a day.

If, and it’s a big if, this loaf makes it through a whole day, I like to put some in the kids lunchboxes – slightly (not much I’d imagine) healthier than a shop bought bar or cake, but definitely more full of love. And, I know what’s gone into it. 

It stays moist (I hate that word more than the teenager hates bananas) for a good couple of days, and doesn’t taste any less delicious when it’s cold. You could even slather on a dollop of peanut butter if you’re feeling really fancy. 


Banana Bread

Serve this warm with butter, or wrap some up for packed lunches!
Course Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 People


  • 75 g soft butter
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 200 g soft brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda/baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 170 g flour (plain)


  • Preheat your oven to 180˚ and grease a 9 x 5 x 3 inch bread tin with leftover butter from the ingredients. 
  • Mash the bananas into a pulp and mix in the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla extract. 
  • Add the bicarbonate of soda & salt, then mix in the flour last. 
  • Pour mixture into the prepared tin. Gently tap the tin on the work surface to make it even and get rid of any bubbles. 
  • Bake for 1 hour, remove & cool slightly. Serve in slices with a little butter. 


The Most Perfect Banana Bread

The Most Perfect Banana Bread


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