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Beautifully Moist Banana Bread Recipe

Updated on August 16, 2010

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread is a great way of using up left over bananas which have gone brown around the edges and are distinctly on the mushy side ~ in fact for banana bread the mushier the better.

This is a simple and quick to put together recipe, designed so that everything can be mixed together in one bowl with a wooden spoon and then transferred to the oven.

The result is a very moist banana bread which is great on its own or spread with butter and jam for a tea-time treat.

As with a lot of my cake recipes this one can be played around with so if you don't like mixed peel feel free to leave it out or replace it with something else i.e sultanas or other fruit. I've made the cake in a loaf tin but it could be made just as easily in a cake tin.

This recipe has been deliberately made with sunflower oil rather than butter to make it dairy free.

Happy Baking!

Beautifully Moist Banana Bread


 2 large very ripe bananas (approx 10-12oz)

6 oz soft dark brown sugar

3 eggs

3oz mixed peel or other fruit

5 fl oz sunflower oil

6 oz plain flour

3 oz self raising flour

1 tsp ground ginger


Grease and line a large loaf tin or a deep 8" round cake tin.

Heat the oven to 160C (140C for fan oven)

Peel the bananas and place in a large mixing bowl.

Add the sugar and mash together.

Add the eggs, mixed peel and ground ginger and mix together.

Add the sunflower oil and mix (the mixture probably won't fully incorporate at this stage which is fine)

Add the flour and fold into the mix until fully incorporated (the mixture will seem quite runny which is how you want it)

Pour the mixture into the loaf or cake tin and cook in the oven for approximately 45 mins - 1 hr until fully cooked.

To check whether the mixture is cooked insert a skewer into the middle of the cake. If the cake is cooked the skewer will pull out clean, if there is any mixture left on the skewer cook the cake for another few minutes and repeat the exercise until the skewer comes out clean.

Leave the cake to cool before wrapping in foil or clingfilm. The cake will keep for several days in an air-tight container.


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