- I​t's a little darker on top than i'd normally like but, goodness, it was tasty!

B​anana bread

A year round treat but perfect for autumn and simple to make

1y ago
B​anana bread

T​he perfect remedy to this autumnal weather in ... easy steps


  • 2​00g self raising (or plain with a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda)
  • 2​00g light brown sugar (traditionally caster but this gives a more caramel taste)
  • 5​0g room temperature butter
  • 1​ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1​ egg
  • 3 bananas - about a week after buying them


M​ake the bread

  1. P​reheat your oven to 180C and grease a loaf tin
  2. Mash your bananas, the riper they are the better
  3. A​dd the flour, butter, vanilla, sugar and egg and if you're using plain flour, add the bicarbonate of soda here too
  4. B​ake - how long it takes will depend on the dimensions of your loaf tin, I left it for 40 mins before checking it and it needed another 15-20 mins. You'll know it's ready when you poke it with a skewer or knife and it comes out clean.

Recipe Notes

P​eople normally use caster sugar for this and, having done it before, I can confirm its really nice so if you'd rather that or if you dont have brown sugar, go for it. I decided to go for brown sugar to get a more caramel, richer taste, and it really worke. Just be aware that it will come out darker and it's more prone to burning on top, so you may need to check it regularly after the half hour mark and put foil over it if it starts to go very dark.

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