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Banana Bread

By W Jane Vermeer
Banana Bread
10 servings
  • 40 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 20 mins
  • Cooking time 1 hrs
  • Serves

    125g Butter
    1/2 cup Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar
    1/2 cup Chelsea Caster Sugar
    2 Eggs
    2 cup Flour
    1 tsp Baking Powder
    1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
    1 tsp Baking Soda
    1 cup Milk
    2 Bananas (ripe), mashed
    1/4 cup Walnuts, chopped


    Preheat oven to 180°C.
    Grease and line a 25cm loaf pan.
    Beat butter and sugars until pale and creamy.
    Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
    Sift flour, baking powder, and cinnamon.
    Dissolve baking soda in milk. Add to creamed butter mixture with bananas and walnuts. Mix together.
    Pour batter into prepared loaf pan, and bake for 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean.

    This recipe has not been tested by Chelsea Sugar.

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Average Rating
(40 reviews)

I thought it was good but I had to do a lot on my own and it said nothing about switching bowls but yet it said "in your other bowl" but other then that it was good!

I’m not sure what happened but it seems there was too much banana for the recipe and it’s like it’s uncooked; however you can tell it’s the “sloppiness’ of the banana. Tasty still and also a hit with the toddler

Big hit with the whole family. Really easy to make and all items we had in the pantry already

Love it Love it, I've added a half cup fine chopped gingery goodness plus a teaspoon of dried ginger a little extra warmies for winter whip butter up like to add a half half natural/almond butter mix.

Awesome recipe! Was such a hit with the family.
Easy, simple, delicious!

Tastes like banana. Nice.

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This is our favourite banana bread recipe. So easy and so tasty. Love it!

The best banana bread recipe out there! Comes out beautifully as a cake also. I sometimes add more brown sugar and less caster, and have used a smaller amount of milk (soy) and have found it doesn’t make the recipe any less moist. Works beautifully with lemon or chocolate icing if made as a cake

This is by far the best banana loaf I have ever made ! I’m a little addicted to making it now. Definitely fail proof & the whole family loves it ! Thank you

This is our family favourite recipe, the kids love adding chocolate chips as well. Also makes a great gift.

Very good recipe. Crunchy on the outside moist in the middle and keeps for ages. Could you make this with gluten free flour?
Yes, you could.

Quick, easy, delicious


This is one of the best banana bread recipes. I doubled the recipe as I had a whole bunch of bananas to use up. It made 3 x loaves. They were super moist and tasted fabulous!

It's my favourite banana bread recipe! my family loves it, i substitute the walnuts for choc chips tho :)

lovely cake for my lovely children!

Really yum I recommend it with 1/2 a teaspoon of nutmeg

really yummy, instead of walnuts you can use chocolate hersheys

Crunchy outside, soft on the inside.
Perfect banana loaf!

This is a great recipe, it works really well!

This is now my go to banana bread recipe. So yummy and easy!

I made this today and silly me got distracted and forgot to add the bananas xD... but even without the bananas it was sooooo good. It tastes like steamed pudding. Cinnamon flovour.... i recommend it even without bananas

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Great recipe!! Easy to follow and is super tasty!!

I use coconut sugar insted chopped almonds and coconut and chunky mashed banana and it's addition a extra tsp of cinnamon also on top yum.

Delicious, I used coconut instead of walnuts ( didn't have any) I would recommend

5 stars.. this is our go to Banana bread, turns out perfect every time. As soon as we have over ripe banana I whip this up.

Makes a lovely satisfyingly moist loaf. Quick and easy. Benefits from an extra few minutes in the oven.

I made this beautiful banana loaf today.
Quick and easy to make .
Very moist and the walnuts were a nice addition.

This recipe is a never fail success for our family. We've even subbed g/f flour for standard flour and it still turned out just as good. My oven is getting old with slightly uneven heat so I do have to leave the pan in to cook for an extra 5-10 minutes but the loaf is definitely worth the wait.

Great recipe, easy to make, just had to leave it in oven a bit longer than an hour as batter was quite runny and took longer to cook.

This was easy and turned out deliciously moist! We didn't even have to spread butter on it.
I added an extra banana as I had four ripe bananas to use up and it was cooked in under an hour. Will definitely make this again and add a few walnuts next time

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Super yummy banana bread!!! Definitely one to add to my recipe book to make again, thank you.

Great recipe. I substituted 1 cup of flour for wholemeal flour and added chia seeds & cranberries. Delicious with great feedback from those that tried it!

A nice and easy recipe. I added different nuts as I didn't have walnuts but still delicious! Once baked it's deliciously moist and the whole family from toddler to granny enjoyed this banana loaf!

So moist and my whole family loves it. Delicious! Thank you.

This was an easy recipe, which turned out nice and moist. I also put a tsp of vanilla essence in my mixture (I would've used banana essence If I had of had it). I also used some chopped nuts as opposed to the walnuts. Was nice sliced with butter. I will definitely make this again. :-)

Thank you

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What a great recipe and it turned out lovely. Nice and moist. Thanks Jane :)

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Yum! I loved it so did the kids, Nice and moist.

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Absolutely scrummy and really easy to make.

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