Banana Loaf

Banana Loaf

The lockdown favourite! Also great for kids’ packed lunches.


  • 140g butter, softened, plus extra for the tin
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 over-ripe bananas, mashed
  • 50g icing sugar


Heat your oven to 180°C/ 160°C fan/ gas mark 4

  1. Butter a small loaf tin, and line the base and sides with greaseproof paper
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together for about five mins until light and fluffy. You can use a hand mixer for this if you have one handy
  3. Gradually add the beaten eggs to the butter and sugar, stirring in a little at a time
  4. Now add the flour one tablespoon at a time. Beat the mixture thoroughly to give a smooth batter
  5. Now stir in the baking powder and mashed bananas
  6. Pour the mixture into your prepared tin and place in the centre of the oven for 50 minutes. You can check if it’s done by inserting a knife or skewer into the centre of the loaf. If it comes out clean it’s ready, if not givie it another 5 mins.
  7. Allow the loaf to cool in it’s tin for 10 mins before removing and placing on a wire rack
  8. Mix the icing sugar with 2-3 tablespoons of water to make a simple icing. Drizzle across the loaf and allow to dry.
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