Easy Banana Bread

I saw the recipe for this tasty Banana Bread on Linda’s  Fired up Cooking SA‘s blog.  I felt a slight twinge of guilt though when I made it, as I have stated in the past that my family’s recipe for Banana Loaf is the one of the best!  While it is still a brilliant and well loved recipe, Linda’s version is so much quicker and like Linda says, all you need is a fork and a bowl.  Ordinarily I use very ripe bananas for Banana Loaf but only had “just yellow” ones on hand and they produced a lovely light banana flavour.

Easy Banana Bread


3 or 4 bananas (I used three and they made up 1 cup)
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar (I used brown sugar)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1½ cups all purpose flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Grease a small loaf tin.
  3. Mash the bananas in the bowl with the fork.
  4. Add the melted butter and mix in.
  5. Add the sugar and mix in.
  6. Add the egg and beat into the mixture.
  7. Add the vanilla essence and stir in.
  8. Sprinkle the bicarbonate of soda over the mix and blend in.
  9. Add the flour and mix through.
  10. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake until a skewer inserted comes out clean.  Mine took 45 minutes.