Banana Bread

Banana bread A delicious moist tea-bread that is fabulous served on it's own, slightly warm or toasted and spread with butter.
Course Baking
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Author Jacqueline Bellefontaine


  • 125 g butter softened
  • 125 g light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 bananas mashed
  • 255 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • butter extra, to serve


  • Preheat oven to 170°C/160°C fan/ gas mark 3.
  • Beat the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy, then beat in the vanilla extract.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition.
  • Add the banana, flour, cinnamon and golden syrup and fold in until just combined.
  • Spoon the mixture into 900g loaf tin and bake for 50 minutes–1 hour or until cooked when tested with a skewer, which should come out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake.
  • Cool in the tin for 20 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Freeze for up to 3 months