recipe: Banana Bread

Posted on Oct 5 2013 - 5:30pm by The Wife

Its safe to assume that its one of the most popular fruit simply because its so easy to eat. The Husband however refuses to eat any banana at all, like blueberries. However when disguised in a cake/bread form, he can easily finish a loaf on his own. This recipe is more a cake than a bread.
Banana Bread RecipeIt is definitely too sweet to be called bread for sure and you can most certainly enjoy it on its own. The Husband actually almost ate the whole loaf because I only had 2 slices of it. It is really quick and simple to make. In fact I baked this on a weeknight after dinner. Got this recipe from Food Network.
Banana Bread Recipe One of the nicest thing about baking is how the whole house smells like the thing you are baking. Fresh Banana bread smells oh-so-good! Almost like clean sheets :)  Banana Bread Recipe The bread cake cames out sooooooo soft and guess what? It tastes even better the following day. The flavours kinda sank in and it remained super soft and moist still. Well you don’t really need to eat it with anything else but you know, Banana and Peanut butter are like best friends. How does it taste? You’ve simply got to try it yourself and I promise that you will not regret the extra calories. Banana Bread RecipeFor 1 loaf

1 cup granulated sugar

8 tablespoons (1 stick/ 113g) unsalted butter, room temperature

2 large eggs

3 ripe bananas

1 tablespoon milk

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 163 degrees celsius. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan or simply line the loaf pan with baking paper.

Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk and cinnamon. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely before slicing.

Tip: You could have it on its own or serve with Peanut Butter or Honey 
Banana Bread Recipe


  • Yum this banana bread looks just like at a good cafe! Have been looking for a recipe to use up lots of bananas waiting in the freezer and I’m going to give this one a try.

    • The Wife

      Thank you! Try it and let us know what you think!

  • Amelie

    I’ve tried several times to cook it as I loved it so much when I discovered that cake in Australia… but it always has been a disaster! I will definitely try again with your recipe ;) thank you Wife

    • The Wife

      You are welcome! Its sooo easy! Nothing can go wrong ;)

  • Madeline

    Hello! Tried your recipe yesterday and it was gorgeous. The cake tasted right in every aspect, and it was my first time baking a banana loaf and I am really glad how it turned out :) Your recipe is truly encouraging and I am sure not to have anymore store-bought banana cakes in the future :)

    • riceandbread1

      The Wife will be very happy to hear that. Good to know that you will not go for the store-bought banana cake in the future :)