Best Ever Banana Bread Recipe

I was having a melancholy day when I turned to the kitchen to help keep the blues at bay. Baking has always been my go to activity when I’m feeling a little low, and perfecting this banana bread recipe sure did brighten up my day.

I managed to secure two monstrous boxes of brown bananas for $3 each at my local market, so with the house smelling of sweet sugary bananas I made a beeline for the oven, setting it at 180C.

I tried many loaves and recipes before tweaking the recipe I share with you here. It is moist, slices and grills well and is best served hot with a slap of butter which then melts into a puddle of happiness.

#bananabread #bananas #baking

Recipe: Best Ever Banana Bread

60 g | 1/4 cup unsalted butter ~ softened

130 g| 1/2 cup + 1 Tbs caster sugar

100 g | 1/2 cup brown sugar

60 mls | 1/2 cup  avocado or olive oil

2 Tbs  golden syrup

2 large eggs

4 very ripe medium sized bananas ~ mashed

350 g | 2 2/3 cup plain flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 180 C or 350 F on fan bake with the shelf in the middle of the oven. Line a medium sized loaf tin with baking paper.

Cream the soft butter and sugar in a cake mixer fitted with a whisk for a minute and then add the oil. Continue to cream the mixture for 3 more minutes on medium to high.

Add the golden syrup and eggs and mix to combine. Add the mashed bananas and mix together.

Sift the flour, baking soda and salt and fold into the banana mixture ensuring the batter is evenly combined.

Pour into your loaf tin and bake in the oven for 60-70 minutes until the bread mix is firm not wobbly and when a skewer inserted into the center of the bread comes out with just a few crumbs stuck to it.

Cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out on to a wire rack to cool.

Google+: View post on Google+




  1. Stephen Dickson said…

    Mmmmm love that stuff.  Haven't had it in ages either  🙁

  2. +Stephen Dickson Wish I could send you a loaf. Far to many for us to get through. 

  3. Plus Mums Blue and white vintage crockery…

  4. Stephen Dickson said…

    That blue stuff.  The ex had it everywhere.  Not my favourite  :D:D:D

  5. +Stephen Dickson let it go Stephen… let it go… Banana bread heals all.

  6. S Jereos said…

    Mmmmm, my favorite! Will be perfect with my cup of tea right now. 🙂

  7. Dave Clough said…

    Awww yumm. Banana cakes, breads, muffins, smoothies..Yummy.

  8. Reeanne Keena said…

    +Stephen Dickson me too. Looks scrumptious!

  9. Reeanne Keena said…

    +Bridget Davis ~ The Internet Chef I'll be in Sydney tomorrow! Lol

  10. Oh yum banana bread is a family favorite.

  11. Herman Dunn said…

    You are a wonderful wonderful woman and I thank you so much for bringing the food to us

  12. +Danielle Uskovic I'm perfecting the recipe. Will let you know when i think I've nailed it 🙂

  13. Reeanne Keena said…

    +Bridget Davis ~ The Internet Chef hi…8am flight tomorrow. Meeting +Dave Clough​ Friday to go to the cricket at the SCG but I would have got an earlier flight to try your banana bread! Lol.

Leave a Comment

With 20+ years working in commercial kitchens, I’m here to share with you some of the best secrets of the trade to help you cook better, faster and to eat well. You will surprise a lot of family & friends when you give some of my recipes a try.