February 27, 2023 1 min read


Enjoy this amazing banana bread recipe! Great way to use up ripe bananas! 


  • 2 VERY mushy ultra ripe ugly looking bananas (we sometimes keep them in the fridge for 2 weeks until they are dark brown - but they're sweeter and good to use!)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons honey or golden syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar (I like experimenting and trying to reduce this amount and substitute with sweeter bananas or more honey)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • Pinch salt
  • Dash Vanilla essence (optional)

What to do!:

Pre heat conventional oven to 180 degrees.

Grease loaf tin with butter and line at least base with baking paper.

Mash bananas with a fork, add honey and sugar and stir in.  Then add egg and vanilla essence and stir in.  Then sift in self raising flour, cinnamon and salt.  Stir in until just combined (using whisk helps).

Pour into loaf tin and bake for 30 minutes (check with skewer if it comes out clean or just a few moist crumbs on it).  Sometimes you may need to cook for an extra 8 - 10 minutes at 150 degreesc celcius.

Let cool for 10 minutes. 


PS: Variations - if you want it to be more moist add an extra banana or 2 tablespoons melted and cooled butter.   Can add 1/2 cup choc chips, poppy seeds or chopped dates too!

Variations - to make cupcakes, bake for 13 minutes. :)