Banana bread recipe

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  • Healthy
serves: 8
Skill: medium
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 35 min
(may need an extra 5 mins)

Nutrition per portion

Calories 257 kCal 13%
Fat 8.7g 12%
  -  Saturates 5.2g 26%
Carbohydrates 42.8g 13%
  -  of which Sugars 19.9g 22%
Protein 3.8g 8%
Salt 0.45g 8%
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  • The whole family will love this quick and easy banana bread recipe, perfect for weekend baking.

    For delicious banana bread that comes out right every time, try this recipe. We’re using the ripest of bananas to get the sweet finish to the bread that makes it so unique. For a twist of extra flavour, there’s the dash of allspice and handful of dried fruit in the recipe too.

    Packed with scrumptious banana goodness, it’s wonderful with a lovely cuppa or even toasted with butter, once it’s been left to cool. For extra flavour in this banana bread recipe, try sprinkling some cinnamon onto the butter – it’s absolutely divine. Or add chocolate chips for an extra dose of sweetness.

    Banana bread is the baking trend that never really went away. Packed with sweet goodness and ideal if you’re looking to use up ripe bananas, we’ve got back into making this delicious cakey bread in a whole new way. If you like this, you’re going to love our banana cake recipe too!

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    • 75g (3oz) butter or margarine
    • 100g (4oz) soft brown sugar
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 2 large ripe bananas
    • 225g (8oz) self-raising flour
    • 1/2 tsp ground allspice and a pinch of salt
    • Handful of dried fruit (dates are good) or chopped walnuts (optional)


    • Preheat the oven to 190C, gas 5. Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until fluffy then beat in the egg gradually.

    • Add dried fruit. Mash the bananas then stir into the mixture. Fold in the flour, allspice and salt.

    • Spoon into a greased and lined loaf tin and bake in the centre of the oven for 35-40 mins, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

    • When cooked, leave the banana bread in the tin for a few mins before turning out to cool on a wire rack.

    • Serve the banana bread sliced, spread with butter or margarine.

    Top tip for making Banana bread

    Don't throw away bananas if they start to turn brown – just pop them in the freezer. Use frozen for smoothies, or defrost to make banana bread and cakes.

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