The pursuit of...Home Baking (Part V)

I'm terrible at letting my fruit go to waste - especially bananas, where I very really get through a whole bunch by myself.
But rather than throwing those sad looking over-ripened bananas in the bin, I quite often make banana bread/loaf/cake (there's so many different variations, I'm sure they are all the same thing!).
It is so quick and easy to make - within minutes, you have a very tasty, moist, healthy cake that is perfect as a quick energy snack or for breakfast with a cup of tea,

Here is my recipe.


  • 125g Butter
  • 150g Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 3 very ripe small bananas (mashed)
  • 190g Self Raising flour
  • 60ml milk


1. Grease a standard sized loaf tin and set aside.

2. Melt butter, sugar and vanilla in a saucepan over a medium heat.

Step 2  (excuse the state of my cooker...the sugar went EVERYwhere!)
Step 2 
3. Remove from heat and add the mashed bananas, mix well.

4. Add the egg. Mix well.

Step 3

Step 3 & 4 with the mashed banana and egg added into the butter mixture
5. Stir in the flour and milk.

Step 5
6. Pour into the prepared tin and bake at 170C/ Fan 150C/ Gas 3 for 45 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.

Step 6

Then Voila! One yummy banana bread is ready. Stick the kettle on and enjoy with a cup of tea! :-)

What's great about making this cake (bread/loaf etc!) is that it fills your whole home up with a cosy, festive baking smell. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg for an even more festive hit!

This is a delicious moist cake, with little scrumptious gooey banana bits that is just perfect during these late winter nights.


See more of my home baking posts below:

Ginger Cake (Part I)
Fruit Scones (Part II)
Chocolate Cake (Part III)
Soda Bread (Part IIII)

Love, Ivy George x

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