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My Favourite Banana Bread

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My Favourite Banana Bread – Deliciously moist and tender brown sugar banana bread. Perfect for breakfast or dessert!

Banana Bread

A deliciously moist, and tender banana loaf that is FULL of banana flavour – what’s not to love about this quick and easy recipe?

Banana Bread

This recipe is so quick and easy to make, and I love how versatile it is, too! You could add anything from berries to nuts to chocolate chips. You could even throw in some fruit zest – it’s entirely up to you!

Banana Bread
Banana Bread

For the bananas in this recipe, I went and picked up my usual Fairtrade bananas from my local Co-Operative. You can find them here, down the fruit and vegetables aisle.

My Favourite Banana Bread

You can find a wide variety of Fairtrade products at The Co-Operative, anything from fruit to chocolate, to tea and coffee. Did you know that The Co-Operative were the first major retailer to champion Fairtrade, pioneering the sale of fairly traded goods before the Fairtrade Mark was even introduced?

I like to buy Fairtrade products when I can, because I know the products are great quality at fair prices, and I love knowing that I am supporting the farmers and workers who are growing the foods we can simply buy at our local stores.

Bananas for Banana Bread.
Banana Bread

 This is my favourite banana bread recipe for several reasons, three of which are, 1. The right amount of baking powder gives a beautiful rise. 2. The little bit of buttermilk and brown sugar makes a very soft and moist crumb. And 3. It’s full of banana flavour, coming from 4 medium bananas.

Delicious. This recipe really does make the perfect banana loaf!

Banana Bread
Banana Bread
Banana Bread

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Yield: 10 slices

My Favourite Banana Bread

My Favourite Banana Bread

Deliciously moist and tender brown sugar banana bread. Perfect for breakfast or dessert!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 2 cups (250g) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (150g) light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) buttermilk
  • 4 medium Fairtrade bananas, peeled and mashed


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Spray or butter a 9x5" loaf pan, then set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Add the sugar and mix until combined.
  4. Add the eggs, buttermilk, and mashed banana, and mix until combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. Do not over-mix.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and bake for 50 - 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cover loosely with aluminium foil halfway through baking to prevent the bread from browning too much.
  6. Allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before removing and slicing.
  7. Banana bread keeps fresh in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to a week.


Bread stays fresh in an air-tight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 5 days. It also freezes well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge.

Nutrition Information:


10 slices

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 284Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 245mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 2gSugar: 19gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Sunday 25th of October 2020

Please don't ever delete this recipe, it's my favorite too!! And since I'll be making it for the fourth time today, I thought I might as well thank you! :) Much love from Germany, I really enjoy your blog


Sunday 25th of October 2020

Hi Marla - I'm so glad you enjoy the recipe, and thank you! :)

Evelina Kulinich

Friday 2nd of March 2018

This is the BEST BANANA BREAD RECIPE EVER!! It came out so fluffy and just melts in your mouth! Thank you for sharing :)


Friday 2nd of March 2018

I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Evelina! :)

Demeter | Beaming Baker

Thursday 5th of May 2016

Marsha, your banana bread is simply beautiful. I'm so happy I decided to explore more of your site--there are so many wonderful goodies here. :) Love seeing your fav recipes too! Pinning! :)


Thursday 5th of May 2016

Thanks, Demeter! :)


Monday 7th of March 2016

Banana bread is a family favorite! My kids can have it all the time if they could. This looks absolutely perfect! : )


Monday 7th of March 2016

Thanks, Kelly!

Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie

Saturday 5th of March 2016

Sooo yummy, Marsha! Banana bread is one of our favorite treats to enjoy throughout the week! We always have overripe bananas to use up and this is the perfect use for them. I love how you used buttermilk in this bread too. It always adds such a delicious flavor and moistness to baked goods so I can't wait to try your recipe!


Saturday 5th of March 2016

Thanks, Joscelyn! I love using buttermilk in my baked goods! :)

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