Best ever banana bread

Best ever banana bread

I’m dedicating this recipe to my mum Margaret, because along with being the best mum a girl could ask for, she makes the most amazing banana bread ever. I’ve tasted many a banana bread in my time, and none have ever come close to this one. Call me biased if you will but i’m still adamant that this is the best. My mums been making this recipe for years and years, and everyone thats every tasted it has raved about it.

The recipe itself is easy peasy and you can’t really go wrong. The ingredients listed below will make two loaves, which you might think is a loaf too many, but trust me on this one, they will both be devoured in no time at all.


1 cup butter, softened

2 cups sugar

7 large ripe bananas, mashed

1 1/2 tsps vanilla extract

4 eggs, beaten

3 cups plain (all purpose) flour

1/2 tsp salt

2tsps bicarbonate of soda

Handfull pine nuts


Cream the butter and sugar with an electric whisker, then blend in the bananas, vanilla and eggs. Whisk together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl then mix in the wet ingredients until just combined. Pour into two loaf tins which have been greased and floured (or lined with baking parchment). Sprinkle a scattering of pine nuts over each mixture. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 175˚C. Check on the bread at 45 minutes (it may take up to 60 minutes). The banana bread is done when a wooden skewer  inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool the banana bread in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.

Makes 2 loaves


  1. Heidie Makes

    Happy Easter!:)

  2. Anonymous

    Made this today, delicious ?

  3. (Post author)

    Thank you so much, so glad you enjoyed it x

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