Recipe: Banana Bread

I often buy bananas, and they usually get eaten, but sometimes, just sometimes, we just don’t fancy eating them and they get a little bit over-ripe. There is however, a solution that does not involve throwing them out uneaten! Banana Bread!

It’s tasty, satisfying, and just a little bit indulgent without going overboard, it’s perfect for a snack or afternoon tea, or even for breakfast if you fancy it, and it’s easy to whip up in no time. This one’s actually a lot of fun to do with the kids, especially when you let them mash up the bananas.

Banana Bread
Makes 1 small loaf yielding 12 slices


  • 3 small bananas
  • 40g honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 50g margerine/butter
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
  • Mash the bananas till they’re all fluffy, then add the honey and eggs and mix well.
  • Add the margerine/butter and mix well.
  • Stir in the flour and mixed spice.
  • Line or lightly grease a 1lb loaf tin and pour in the batter.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the banana loaf is golden and cooked through.
  • Slice into 12 equal portions and keep in an air-tight container.

It’s easy to double up the quantities if you want to make a larger loaf, or more than one loaf or to partially adjust them to fit however many bananas you have left to use up.It has very little fat in it and if you need gluten free, just substitute an alternative flour and raising agent.

Go, quickly, go to your kitchen and grab those bananas – you could be enjoying a delicious slice in little over half an hour!
That said, it’s now 9.45pm and I have some in the oven right now, so we can have some for breakfast tomorrow. I can hardly wait!



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