Banana Bread

Banana Bread

This is my ultimate banana bread recipe with chocolate chips and walnuts,  perfect for lunchboxes, or morning or afternoon tea. It's light and fluffy in texture and full of flavour! Hope you can make and enjoy this simple but delicious banana bread soon.


2 - 3 ripe or over ripe bananas (over ripe is best)
75g butter, melted
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp maple syrup
220g or 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
165g or 3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon

OPTIONAL: toss in 50g nuts, seeds, chocolate chips (bakers choice) + extra chopped nuts for the top


Turn on oven to a moderate temperature.
Prepare loaf tin with parchment or coat with butter / oil (bakers choice). In a bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients. In a separate bowl mash the bananas (save half a banana for the top) and then add the remaining wet ingredients. Mix together all ingredients (wet & dry) until just combined, careful not to over-mix. Add mixture to loaf tin and then place the remaining half banana on top and sprinkle over any nuts. Place into the oven to bake. Check and rotate after 20 minutes. Bake until golden and cooked through - approximately 35-40 minutes. 

Download the full recipe here. 

banana bread with slice

whole loaf of banana bread