- April 2020
- Serves 8-10
- Hands-on time 25 min, oven time 45-60 min
Our classic banana bread recipe is simple to make and it doesn’t require much hands-on time or special equipment – simply mix everything together in a bowl, then you’re ready to bake. It makes an ideal cake to make with little ones as you don’t need to hover over them while they use an electric mixer.
When you line a loaf tin with baking paper, leave some hanging over the short edges of the tin. The excess paper will help you lift out the baked cake.
If you have browning bananas in your fruit bowl and you’re not yet ready to make banana bread, don’t let them go to waste – freeze them in their skins. Defrost before using to make the cake.
Short on ingredients? Check out Food Editor Jen’s easy swaps:
Swap 2 tbsp of the sugar for maple syrup, plus use extra to drizzle over the bake to serve.
Replace the caster sugar with light or dark soft brown sugar to add more of a caramel flavour.
Swap half the weight of bananas for a ripe mashed avocado.
Leave out the eggs – it still works well without.
Swap plain flour for a 50/50 mix of wholemeal. If you don’t have plain flour – just use self-raising flour instead and omit the baking powder.
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