Banana bread

Banana Bread

Recipe submitted by Wifey on July 22nd, 2006

This is the best recipe that produces yummy banana bread and never fails. A great one for the kids too!

Prep time:   20 minutes
Cook time:   50 minutes
Servings:   1 loaf

Ingredients:
4 super ripe banana (mashed 1¼ cups)
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg beaten
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of flour

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
2. In a large bowl mash up the banana with a fork. Mix in melted butter.
3. Mix in sugar, egg and vanilla
4. Sprinkle baking soda and salt over the mixture and stir in.
5. Finally add in flour.
6. Pour mixture into well buttered loaf tin.
7. Bake for 50 minutes

Average Rating:   (35 votes)

Tags:   banana  bread  easy  recipe  lunch  picnic  

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    • Jane James posted on September 30th, 2013
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I have made this amazing banana bread numerous times...it never fails! everyone loves it, kids, husband, parents...it's a winner!
      I add a little cinnamon but otherwise haven't meddled...it's always been moist, nicely cooked, and divine tasting :)

    • Jo posted on April 9th, 2013
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Delicious! And very easy to make. Can't understand why some people have given low rating. I cooked mine for 1.25 hours, covering it with baking paper for the last 25 minutes, for a perfect result. :-)

    • Rachel Mulligan posted on February 17th, 2013
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Delicious with dark chocolate melts mixed in... Now to try and cut the calories down as a healthier option for my next one.

    • Michelle posted on February 4th, 2013
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      This was easy as to make, and was a hit with my 2 children and husband ... I also add dark chocolate buttons and it was amaaaaazing!! Thanks.

    • loco posted on October 1st, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Tastes amazing i added dark chocolate & apricots to this mix and everyone loves it my husband takes a loaf to work every week I also replace white flour with wholemeal and use brown sugar instead of white still tastes fantastic

    • Steve posted on September 1st, 2012
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Used 4 large bananas not super ripe.
      Noting comments about danger of being uncooked in centre baked for 1.25 hours tinfoil covered for last 15 minutes.
      Nicely moist, cooked all the way through but firm enough to slice quite thinly.
      Excellent. Making another one now.

    • Jan Roberts posted on March 23rd, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      This is dead easy and tastes great.

    • Amy posted on March 4th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Took 2 seconds to whip together which was great. I added 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp of nutmeg. Walnuts would have gone great too.

      TIP - if your banana bread is brown on top but not quite cooked in the middle by the 50 min then keep it in there for another 5-10min but cover the top with baking paper or foil to stop it going any browner.

    • vicki posted on November 7th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I am not a 'baker' so I was very happy to find that this is a fail safe recipe that has not failed me :)

    • Olivia posted on August 31st, 2011
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Warning!!! Do not make this while home alone - dangerously tasty and will 'disappear' quickly!

    • tanya healy posted on August 1st, 2011
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      This was super easy and very yummy . All the family loved it

    • jynx posted on June 26th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Delicious. I make this often and it always turns out great.
      People, if you need to check that it's cooked. Not all ovens are the same and of course banana sizes differ.
      If it's not cooked in the middle, bake it for a bit longer - how hard can that be??
      My kids love it and so do their friends.

    • Funkyme posted on May 19th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I had a go at this last night and it come out fantastic every one now wont's me to keep making it !
      thank you so much for posting this recipe it was easy to follow and fun to make
      easy 10 stars
      cheers
      Pete

    • holidayLOVER posted on May 10th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I have editted the recipe and put the recommendation of the mashed banana equalling 1¼ cups...I think this should help a few of the unfortunates with big bananas and uncooked banana bread!

    • Janet posted on May 10th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 2.0 / 10

      hmm yeah not very nice... I agree nice on the outside but not cooked in the middle... def had better

    • meg posted on April 20th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 6.0 / 10

      HELP i made this last night and it was beautiful and golden on the outside and uncooked in the middle, i followed the recipe exactly and ended up cooking it for longer to try to make it cook through. Should i have fan baked instead of baked?

    • Mahinarangi Fox-Farmer posted on November 15th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Hi there im just writing as i can agree with alot of the comments that this recipe is by far the best ever!! I had my sister make me a banana bread wedding cake & she made a 3 tier wedding cake with white chocolate icing, Lets just say she was a pure genius & i new she'd pull it off & make it look like a pro done it. None of it went to waste Was very nice with a Milo 2 :) very happy indeed.

    • Tonia posted on August 22nd, 2010
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I can agree it is delicious!!! and so moist. I added a handful of walnuts it was fantastic!

    • Trish posted on July 25th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Living in Brunei, I always want a good old kiwi recepie, wasn't disappointed with this one. My family loved it!

    • Jasmin posted on July 1st, 2010
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Fantastic, really really enjoyed this, and it's easy ... very moist, and totally delicious!

    • Denise posted on May 16th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Just made this recipe really yummy RECOMMEND

    • Leana posted on March 10th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      First time making ANY kind of bread... and it tasted really yummy.
      I read most of the comments on making the bread, every tip did count.
      I would recommend using soft brown sugar and only 1/2 cup is sufficient as the bananas should be sweet enough. Maybe try 40 mins cooking time instead of 50mins as i found the bread a slight dry.
      My work mates loved my baking and i am hoping to make another one this evening for my family.
      So easy to make also....

    • holidayLOVER posted on November 24th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      O.k so it turned out that my 4 bananas were 1.5 cups or 342grams. I also decided to add 1/2 cup sultanas and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, which I must say made this already great recipe even better. I tested my banana bread (inserted a clean knife into the middle) and it was a little uncooked, so I ended up cooking my bread for an additional 10 minutes this time. There was a few little dark (almost burnt bits) on top but they were tiny. The bread rose perfectly. This is a great recipe and so quick and super easy to make!!

    • nessa posted on November 20th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 1.0 / 10

      I can only think it is the amount of bananas I used. That would be really good if you could measure it in cup amount.

    • holidayLOVER posted on November 20th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Hmmm maybe it's the size of your bananas? Size really does matter :)
      Perhaps this recipe could be improved by having a measurement of banana, like 1 cup? I'll try making this recipe on the weekend and post how much banana exactly I used and the result.

    • nessa posted on November 20th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 1.0 / 10

      I mashed the bananas with a fork... the same amount I've made other banana recipes which have turned out fine. I double checked measurements... and the method would be quite hard to muck up (I'm not a world class baker.. but I do get lots of compliements). So don't know how come I'm not getting the same results as the other posters etc. The mixture was runny but thick.. I can only think it was the amount of bananas used. Some bananas were quite big. Other recipes I've looked at seem to use alot more flour for bigger amounts of banana used. Or less flour and less bananas e.g one cup mashed.

    • holidayLOVER posted on November 20th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      I have cooked this recipe and it turned out perfect.
      Not sure what you did wrong nessa but I'm thinking that if your mixture was too runny, maybe you over mashed the banana...perhaps in a food processor? Or perhaps you didn't get your measurements right.

    • nessa posted on November 20th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 1.0 / 10

      I used four bananas and made this recipe exactly how it said too and it turned out disgusting. Wouldn't cook properly and was mushy. Too many bananas to too little flour I think.

    • claire posted on October 22nd, 2009
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      This is a great recipe, made even better by the addition of choco chips.. the bread tastes waay better if you toast the slices and put butter on it. yumm!

    • Alison posted on October 21st, 2009
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      I liked this recipe, easy to do, and I added a bit of cinnamon. Highly recommended

    • Riki Fanuatanu posted on September 21st, 2009
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      This is a beautiful recipe my family love this one it has become a weekly bake.. but i have to make a triple batch YUM YUM!! highly recommended and so Easy my 4 year old loves to help with this one.. thanks so much

    • Melissa posted on July 24th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      This is an amazing recipe!!! Turned out perfect!

    • Jo Dippie posted on July 16th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Being gluten intolerant - I made this recipe with tapioca starch, brown rice flower, and buckwheat flour. Otherwise all the same ingredients. Was excellent. I like the quickness of the method. Thanks

    • Karen Stockler-Jongh posted on November 8th, 2008
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Even better when you add some sultanas and a small sprinkling of cinnamon... just love how easy this recipe is!!!

    • Tim posted on November 3rd, 2008
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Great recipe! Just a little long on the cooking time. Had to pull mine out after 45 as it was burning. Otherwise fantastic and yum!