Cakes & Biscuits

The Best Banana Bread

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I searched high and low for the best banana bread recipe and found it. Unfortunately I don’t know who/where/what/how I found it so I cannot acknowledge the creater even though I have modified the recipe somewhat.

Now some tips before I share the recipe buy bananas from the fruit market that are on special – you know the ones that they can no longer sell for full price but are still good enough to eat. Buy as many as you dare and put them in the freezer if room permits. Take them out a couple of hours before using – they will be black, mushy and watery but, you will not have to mash them before putting into the mix and they will give you a really lovely finish.

This bread has nuts in it. I use walnuts but you can use pecans if you desire or if you don’t care for nuts or are allergic omit them.

Finally, this recipe makes 2 loaves of banana bread though I often use the mini loaf pans (as per photo). It freezes really well. Depending on your situation you can freeze them whole, slice and wrap each slice separately to take out as you need or cut in half and freeze the 4 halves. Don’t be tempted to halve the recipe – it is so yummy you will want to make 2 at a time.

Don’t use margarine, it is not a natural product and you will get an inferior result.

Eat this wonderful banana bread toasted with butter or untoasted just as it is.

If you can use silicone bakeware. It makes it quick and easy as you don’t have to grease the pans. Otherwise, you may have to line your loaf pans or grease and flour them before using.

The Best Banana Bread

Course Cakes and Biscuits
Keyword banana, bread, cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 250 g Butter softened
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 4 cups Plain Flour
  • 2 tsp Bicarbonate Soda
  • 6 large Bananas very ripe, mashed
  • 1 cup Walnuts chopped


  • Turn oven on to 150°C
  • Grease 2 loaf pans
  • In a mixer beat softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  • Add egg and mix until just combined
  • Add flour, bicarbonate soda and bananas and mix until just combined
  • Add walnuts and mix until just combined
  • Spoon mixture evenely between the 2 loaf pans and bake for 1 hour or until skewer comes out clean
  • Take from pan and cool on wire cake cooler


Use mini loaf pans and adjust the cooking time accordingly.  I use these  to freeze my banana bread as a whole.
Tip: Cooking times will vary according to the size of the bananas used.

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