09 February 2011

Banana Bread {Recipe}

Do you love bananananananas? Do your kids love them?

With all of the heat we've had here lately, they've be been rippening ultra quickly - too quickly. Once they have a few brown spots, that's it, the kids won't eat them.

What else can you do other than make banana bread - right? Everyone in our house loves banana bread - except for Samelia's Dad (but he's away anyways, so he doesn't count ;-) )

I'm not a huge fan of cooking. Let me re-phrase. I don't mind cooking, I just hate the cleaning afterwards. If I can make a meal in one pot, I'm onto it. I {heart} my slow cooker for this reason. Therefore making banana bread is quick and easy and you can mix it in one bowl. Easy peasy.


 Your little assistant/s can help make it... and then lick the bowl afterwards.

It is great for school lunch boxes and freezes really well.

Mmmmm.... yummm.

Bon Apetit.



Easy to make - kids love to help. 
No fuss and not much mess.
Freezes well.


2 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup sugar - depending on how many bananas you have. More bananas = less sugar
1/3 cup oil
4-5 ripe bananas


Preheat oven to 180c or 160c fan forced.
Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon and stir in the sugar.
Add eggs, oil and vanilla and mix until all combined.
Add your mashed bananas and fold into the mixture.

Pour mixture into a greased and lined loaf pan (approx 11cm x 21cm).

Cook for approximately 50 minutes or until you can poke a skewer into the centre and it comes out clean.

Cool on a rack. It's easier to cut when cooler though it tastes really good when hot, so if you're not concerned with prettiness, go for it!

Serve as is, with butter or honey. Toasted is also very very yummy.


  1. OMG! That looks so yummy :-) might have to see if i have any banana's left to make this lol... :-P

  2. I love chocolate covered bananas! Put a stick in the bananas, freeze them and dip in melted chocolate...yummy

  3. Mmmmm..... I have a great recipe for Banana Muffins for when we tire of banana bread.

  4. I use them with ice, vanilla yogurt, strawberries, peaches and pineapple. About equal amounts of each. Whir it up in a blender, and voila! Breakfast smoothie!

  5. We make banana ice cream, with just bananas, the recipe is here:


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