Banana bread recipe


Reyna Guven, Writer


  • 50g butter
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 150g sugar
  • 180g all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Serving: 1 banana bread                                Prep time: 10 minutes                           Cook time: 40 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes                           Cuisine: American


  • Preheat the oven to 175°C
  • In a saucepan over low heat melt the butter.
  • In a bowl, mash the bananas with a fork or potato masher
  • Add the hot butter into the bowl with bananas and mix with a spatula until well combined.
  • Add the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Mix until well combined
  • Sift the flour and baking soda into the mixture. Mix until combined but do not overmix
  • Line a baking sheet in a loaf pan and place the mixture in.
  • Place in the oven and let it bake for 35-45 minutes.
  • Place a toothpick in the centre, when it comes out relatively clean with very few crumbs it is ready to take out. (it is not underbaked as the banana bread is still hot and will continue to cook when removed from the oven).
  • Allow the banana bread to cool for 10-20 minutes and enjoy.



  • Remove banana from the fridge 15 minutes prior to mashing as this will allow the bananas to soften. Making it a much easier process of mashing.
  • You may add chocolate chips and walnuts to your desire. This will make the banana bread even more delicious.
  • If you do not finish the banana bread on the first day, wrap a paper towel around it and place it in a bread pantry or a room temperature environment. The banana bread will still remain moist and delicious even after 3 days.