Banana Bread


  • 50g margarine – I use “I can’t believe it’s not butter”
  • 125g light or dark brown sugar (you can mix the two)
  • 1 medium/large egg
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 1-2tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Splash of milk (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.
  2. Grease and line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper
  3. In a large bowl beat the sugar and butter together using a wooden spoon until combined and smooth.
  4. Add the egg, vanilla and mashed banana and beat again for 1 minute.
  5. Fold in the sifted flour and cinnamon. Beat mixture with your wooden spoon until combined.
  6. Add a splash of milk if the mixture is too stiff, it should be able to drip off the spoon.
  7. Spoon mixture in to a loaf tin and bake for 45min or until a knife pushed in to the centre comes out clean.
  8. Store in an airtight container. Best eaten within 3-4 days.


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