banana bread
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Easy banana bread recipe

Banana bread is a great bake to do with kids as there are lots of fun steps for them to get involved with. This recipe is is really easy and super tasty.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Afternoon tea
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: banana
Servings: 8
Author: cookingwithmykids


  • 3 or 4 bananas
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 125 g unsalted butter softened
  • 2 eggs medium
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 120 g walnut pieces


Heat your oven to 190C and line a 1kg loaf tin with baking paper

    Mix the bananas and sugar

    • Peel and mash the bananas using a fork.
    • Weigh the sugar into a small bowl and then add to a free standing mixer if you have one or a large mixing bowl.
    • Mix the bananas and sugar together using your paddle attachment (or an electric hand mixer) until the mixture because light and fluffy.

    Add the butter and eggs

    • Measure the butter and  chop it into small pieces. If it’s not soft give it a blast in the microwave for 5-10 seconds to make it easier to mix.
    • Add it to your mixer and cream everything together until it is well combined.
    • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing in between each addition.

    Add the flour and walnuts

    • Measure the flour out into a small bowl. Sieve it into the large mixing bowl along with the baking powder.
    • Fold the flour into the mixture until it is nicely combined.
    • Add the walnuts and give it one last mix.

    Bake your banana bread

    • Spoon or pour your mixture into your prepared loaf tin and spread it out evenly.
    • Bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes. Check it after 40 minutes to make sure the top isn’t burning. You know it is ready when a sharp knife or skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. We had to put it back in a few times before it was ready but just keep doing an extra 5 minutes if you are not sure.
    • Remove the banana bread from the tin and cool on a wire rack.