Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The best damn banana bread you'll ever taste

So is it banana bread or banana cake? It's a little trickier than the cake or death question.

It's most definitely not like any bread I've ever tried. But it's not quite cake either.

The important thing is that it tastes so damn good. The bad thing is that it's completely moorish and you will inhale it within an hour a day if you're not careful.

This has been adapted from about four others that I tried and didn't like - after some experimenting I've come up with this gorgeous recipe with just the right amount of spice (not too much) and a perfect amount of sweetness!

The Best Damn Banana Bread Ever

  • 125g margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 over ripe bananas (When the choice is between bin and cake, cake always wins!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp bi carb
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/16 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 cup milk
My 20 year old mixer still going strong
  • Cream margarine and sugar
  • Add in eggs, vanilla and the mushed up bananas
  • Sift in all the dry ingredients
  • Stir gently, gradually adding the milk until all combined - if you spill the milk, make sure to make a lame joke to your partner about not crying
  • Bake at 180C for 55-60 minutes (do the skewer trick to make sure)
The result is a super moist, dense cake. Or bread. Whatever.


  1. yum yum

    I make a 'melt the butter in the microwave, whack it in with all the dry stuff, moosh up some bananas and add some chocolate chips' one.  Delish.  I leave it in the freezer and have a slice of it really cold with a smear of butter (NOT MARG!).  Very very yum.

  2. Thank you now to wait for overripe bananas ...send them to school maybe.

  3. YES!  But I put 'tanas in mine.  Cause I am awesome.

  4. Suz Chadwick ~ @StylisemeMay 10, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Was just looking for a banana bread recipe just like this one to bake for my toddler, so I'll be heading off now to make it! looks fab and as it's 'the best I'll ever taste' I can't wait! :)

  5. I love banana bread. I add oats to mine. which of course, makes it healthy. Lets not talk about how much golden syrup is in my recipe though.
    anyway. I don't have an oven. But when I do, I'll be trying this one.


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