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Everybody loves our easy banana cake recipe! Delicious cinnamon scented, banana cake still warm from the oven is super delicious! I kinda love this with a scoop of vanilla ice cream – who’s with me? 

How to make banana loaf – easy banana cake

Don’t throw away those over-ripe speckled black bananas, turn them into delicious banana loaf – it’s totally the best way to use up old bananas! 

Our tasty banana loaf is perfect just served with a cup of tea or glass of milk… It’s even nicer fresh from the oven with a large scoop of vanilla ice-cream melting onto it.

Banana loaf is super easy to make, the cake batter can be thrown together and in the oven in no time. This cake makes the house smell totally delicious as it cooks, all warm and cinnamon scented, perfect.

Easy banana cake ingredients

  • 175g caster sugar
  • 175g butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 bananas – peeled and mashed with a fork.

Easy banana cake recipe

  • Heat the oven to 170C and grease a 1lb loaf tin.
  • Tip the butter and sugar into a large mixing bowl and beat together until soft and creamy.
  • Break the eggs in one at a time, mixing each one into the batter thoroughly before adding the next.
  • Sift in the flour, baking powder and cinnamon and gently stir to combine.
  • Add the mashed banana and mix altogether.
  • Tip the cake mixture into the loaf tin and bake in the oven for around 50 minutes until when you insert a skewer it comes out clean.

What to serve with banana bread

Well… banana bread is pretty perfect just as it is, still warm from the oven with a cup of tea works for me, but I do also love it eaten with… 

  • warm with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream
  • cold with warm vanilla custard
  • just sliced with a cup of tea or glass of milk

How long does banana loaf keep?

You can keep banana loaf wrapped in foil to stop it drying out and store in an air tight container at room temperature for 2 days – otherwise it’ll keep for around 4 days in the fridge – if you’ve not eaten it before then!

How to stop banana bread from drying out

Keep the banana loaf wrapped in foil – if it does get a little dry I tend to just slice and serve with custard as dessert after dinner – the custard works so well! 

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Yield: Serves 8

Banana Loaf - Easy Banana Cake Recipe

slice of banana loaf alongside a cup of tea.

Yummy banana loaf -perfect with a glass of ice cold milk

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 175g caster sugar
  • 175g butter
  • 3 eggs 
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 bananas - peeled and mashed

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 170C and grease a 1lb loaf tin.
  2. Tip the butter and sugar into a large mixing bowl and beat together until soft and creamy.
  3. Break the eggs in one at a time, mixing each one into the batter thoroughly before adding the next.
  4. Sift in the flour, baking powder and cinnamon and gently stir to combine.
  5. Add the mashed banana and mix altogether.
  6. Tip the cake mixture into the loaf tin and bake in the oven for around 50 minutes until when you insert a skewer it comes out clean.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 395Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 564mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 2gSugar: 26gProtein: 6g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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