Who doesnt love banana bread?

That time of week again when I will be showing you a recipe in celebration of the Great British Bake Off being back on our TV screen. (Click here to see the first delicious recipe in the series)

This weeks is going to be something simple, easy and quick: Banana Bread.

I, for one, love bananas so this is perfect for those who love the yellow fruit too!
This recipe is from BBC Recipe website and is by John Barrowman.

Prepare to go bananas for this...
Note: this recipe is from BBC Recipe website, like the previous recipe I have simply shared the recipe as it is absolute delicious! No copyright infringement intended. All photographs are my own.
 Less than 30 mins preparation time, 30 mins to 1 hour cooking time


  • 285g/10oz plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 110g/4oz butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 225g/8oz caster sugar
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 85ml/3fl oz buttermilk (or normal milk mixed with 1½ tsp lemon juice or vinegar)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  2. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs, mashed bananas, buttermilk and vanilla extract to the butter and sugar mixture and mix well. Fold in the flour mixture.
  5. Grease a 20cm x 12.5cm/8in x 5in loaf tin and pour the cake mixture into the tin. I would put grease-proof paper on the bottom so it doesn't stick to it.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for about an hour, or until well-risen and golden-brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and cool in the tin for a few minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely before serving.
And the finished product....

This is so simple and easy to make, it is perfect for getting the kids involved during the Summer holidays or to eat with a cuppa whilst relaxing.
It isn't heavy but light and soft in texture instead. You can have it with ice cream, cream or custard if you are eating this for dessert or just have it as a snack with some berries.
Well there you have it, a delicious Banana Bread recipe that will leave you wanting another slice!
Have you baked anything recently? Have you been watching GBBO? Comment below!
Until next time

All photographs are my own!
More recipes from BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/
GBBO airs on Wednesdays, 8pm on BBC One. Catch up now on BBC iPlayer.
Recipe from John Barrowman on BBC Recipe website! No copyright infringement intended.
All photographs are my own.


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