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Delicious, Foolproof Banana Cake Loaf Recipe

Updated on November 25, 2015

This is my favourite recipe for banana bread, passed from my Grandmother, to my mother to me and is wonderful for picnics. If you like, you can add sultanas, walnuts, chocolate chunks or mixed dried fruit to get the exact flavour you want, but try it plain first because it is honestly one of the best, yummiest snacks ever!

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 6-8


  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter


  1. Start off by preheating the oven to 180 degrees/gas 4 and grease a 10cm x 30cm loaf tin
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar
  3. Mash together the beaten egg and bananas and add this to the bowl
  4. Add the flour, salt and spices and mix lightly until combined, being careful not to over-mix as this will mean a heavier bread when it is cooked
  5. Pour the mixture into the tin and pop it into the oven for 1 hour
  6. If the top begins to brown too quickly, simple turn the heat down a little
  7. Once ready, allow the bread to cool for 20 minutes, then you can cut and serve it

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    • Charito1962 profile image

      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 

      4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I'd love to taste your recipe. From where I come from, our bakeries produce "banana bread".

    • MelaniePaige13 profile image

      Melanie Paige 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Sounds delicious! Will definitely be bookmarking this. I'm always looking for things to cook, and this would be perfect! Thank you :)

    • smine27 profile image

      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      This looks like a winner! I love the added cinnamon in this recipe.

    • ismeedee profile image


      4 years ago

      I will try this recipe as whenever I make it never seems to come out very moist!! Thanks!!

    • takkhisa profile image


      4 years ago

      Wow this recipe was introduced by your Grandmother then your mother learned it from her, now your mother taught you how to make it! It sounds GREAT! I think in the future your daughter or son will learn how to make it. Thanks for sharing.

    • Sylvestermouse profile image

      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      4 years ago from United States

      I absolutely love banana bread! Every time we have a few overripe bananas, my husband asks for banana bread :)

    • VspaBotanicals profile image


      4 years ago

      Oh my, thanks for the recipe. I have got to make this!

    • LornsA178 profile image


      4 years ago

      I love banana bread and your recipe sounds great, I would love to try making this soon. Thanks!


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