Desserts An image of fresh banana bread

Published on November 23rd, 2010 | by Gareth


Moist and chunky banana bread

I love banana bread it’s like a healthy version of cake because it’s called bread instead of cake. Well at least that’s what I tell myself as I cut my third slice. This is one of life’s afternoon pleasures a slice of chilled moist banana bread with a nice cup of Assam tea.

As cake, sorry bread recipes go this is relatively simply. Most recipes that I have tried usually call for adding mashed banana, to give different textures I like to add chopped banana. You can also add chopped walnut or hazelnut for a bit of crunch.


  • 125g butter – room temperature
  • 175g raw sugar (muscovado is good for added depth)
  • 2 fresh eggs
  • 280g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 125ml milk
  • 4 medium sized over ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Galliano liqueur

An image of fresh banana bread


  • Preheat oven to 180C
  • Lightly oil a 23cm loaf tin
  • Mix the butter and sugar with a whisk or food mixer until smooth
  • Add 1 egg, mix well
  • Add second egg and fold in until thoroughly mixed
  • Sift flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda into the mixture and fold in to the rest of the mix
  • Pour in the milk and continue to mix
  • Add remaining flour and stir until well mixed
  • Mash up 3 of the bananas and stir into the mixture then chop the remaining banana and fold in.
  • Pour mixture in and bake for 50mins-1hr or until cooked all the way through and golden brown.

An image os sliced banana bread close up

Share with friends or keep it to yourself, you decide. This will keep in a sealed container for 3-4 days. Try it chilled.


About the Author

Englishman in Sydney loves a whisky, pies and all things savoury. Digital Marketer by day, cook the rest of the time. Amateur writer, photographer & aspiring anthropologists.

5 Responses to Moist and chunky banana bread

  1. Travis says:

    The banana bread tastes delicious! Highly recommended!!

  2. Nice one Gareth. I like the Galiano liqueur in this.

  3. Greta says:

    I made this last week but left out the liqueur – family recipe needed – and it was great! Took me a while to find how much 280g of flour is in cups though. We also had it chilled with ice cream – yum!

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