Banana bread

banana bread

So I ended the recent long weekend indulging in banana bread… Who doesn’t love a fresh loaf of homemade banana bread though? It is definitely my favourite treat toasted for brekkie, brunch, afternoon tea and even dessert. I like to tell myself it’s healthy, but let’s be honest there is a little sugar and butter – who doesn’t love those two naughty ingredients though… This recipe is simple, moist and down right delicious! Blueberries and chocolate chips would also taste amazing as a substitute for walnuts.


  • Cooking spray/oil to grease baking dish
  • 1 3/4 cups self raising flour
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly whisked
  • 50g butter, melted
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup walnuts

Serves 8-10


Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking dish with non-stick baking paper.

Sift the flours and cinnamon into a large bowl, then stir in the sugar and make a well in the centre. Place the milk, eggs, butter and banana in a medium bowl, and stir until well combined. Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients with the walnuts, and stir until combined. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the surface.

Bake in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted into the centre comes out clean. Once cooked remove from oven and set aside in the pan for 5 minutes.

Turn the bread onto a wire rack to cool completely. Dig in and remember to store in an airtight container to keep fresh!

Happy baking, love Jem x


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