Baking: Banana Bread Recipe

Everyone in lockdown seems to have taken up a new hobby and I have seen a lot of lovely baking happening over social media. I decided to hop on the bandwagon and making some Banana Bread, I remember when my dad used to make it and I loved it every single time.

I am going to be completely honest I used to be rubbish at baking, I never had the patience and for some reason they all turned out rubbish. One particular memory was when I made some cupcakes and baked them in a roasting tin, they ended up melting together to create some form of cupcake caramel slab.

I would like to think that over this period of time my skills have improved greatly, so I am going to keep testing myself and sharing the recipes on here. The first recipe I tried out was a cookie recipe and I have been making them for the past month and every single time they’ve turned out well, I wrote about this on my last recipe post.

This recipe came from a good friend of mine and I knew I had to give it a go straight away.


The Ingredients:

  • 145g Self Raising Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 cup of Sweetener or Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup of Oil
  • 2 Bananas (mashed)
  • Optional (Vanilla/Nutmeg/Cinnamon/Chocolate)

The Method:

Step 1 – Preheat

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees celsius and line a loaf tin with baking paper, making the loaf easier to lift out at the end.

Step 2 – Dry Ingredients

Mix together the Self Raising Flour, Baking Powder and Sugar together in a large bowl.

Step 3 – Add in Wet Ingredients

Crack your Egg and add in the 1/4 cup of Oil into the dry ingredients. The mixture might look a little bit strange at first but trust the method the next step is like magic.

Step 4 – Add the all important Banana

Pop in your mashed banana into the mixture and combine together until you have a smooth mix. This is the point where you can add in your optional extras such as chocolate chips, cinnamon or nuts. Then it is ready to pour into the loaf tin and smooth out.

Step 5 – Ready to Bake

Put the tin in the pre-heated oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes, or until golden brown. The best way to test whether it is done is to put a knife in the loaf and if it comes out clean it is ready. You should then leave it to rest before consuming, if you can control the temptation.


Honestly this method was so quick and easy and it cooked really well, I feel like you can throw this together so easily. Especially with all them times you have some bananas that may be going slightly brown why not make something out of them instead of wasting them?

Here’s a photo of mine below – I think it turned out great, I am tempted to try this out again and maybe mix it with some different extras next time.

Keep an eye out on my social media, especially my Instagram over on @bookitblogger to see what I am getting up to next.

In my next post I will share the ultimate cookie recipe that is completely foolproof.

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