Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

A long time favourite for getting rid of those stubborn, lurking bananas that always seem to be in the fruit bowl, even though no one remembers buying them.... This is a moist and spicy loaf that improves after baking, it is actually best served the next day.


1 cup self-raising flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon of salt

3 tablespoons of butter or vegetable oil

¾ cup sugar

1 tablespoon golden syrup

2 eggs, beaten

4-6 large squished bananas

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon of allspice

¼ cup walnuts, chopped

¼ cup raisins (optional)


Pre-heat the oven to 190°C


In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until very pale and fluffy, add the eggs gradually with the golden syrup,  then add the spices and mix well.

Using a broad spatula, fold through the mashed bananas and fold in the flour, salt and baking powder.  Lastly add the walnuts and if adding them, the raisins.

Line a loaf tin with baking paper and pour in the batter.

Bake in a moderate oven for 1 ¼ hours, check to see if a skewer can be removed cleanly.

Cool well before eating, or better still allow to rest overnight and eat the following day.