Banana Bread


I had never eaten, let alone made, banana bread until a couple of years ago when the youth leader at church made it for our group one Sunday morning. It tasted amazing and since then I have made it fairly regularly. It always seems to be popular with my flatmates and small group members; I hope you enjoy it as much as they do.


100g butter

140g granulated sugar

2 eggs

140g self-raising flour

1tsp baking powder

2 ripe bananas, mashed

100g chocolate chips or chunks



  1. Heat the oven to 180°c.
  2. Line a 2 lb loaf tin with greaseproof or baking paper, making sure you go all the way up the sides of the tin.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together till light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs slowly with a little flour to prevent the mixture curdling.
  5. Fold in the rest of the flour and baking powder, then add the mashed banana and chocolate chips.
  6. Bake for 30-45 minutes. Remove from the oven when it is golden on top and a fork/skewer comes out clean.
  7. Cool in the tin for 5-10 minutes then remove and cool on a rack.
  8. If you want you can drizzle with icing or melted chocolate but it tastes lovely as it is.




2 thoughts on “Banana Bread

  1. I make so much banana bread because it is a favorite! Usually I try to make a few extra loaves so I can freeze some for days when I’m not baking. I also add walnuts occasionally!


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