Banana Bread

Banana Bread – A soft crumble of delight in your mouth

Starting your day with a slice of banana bread crumbling softly in your mouth is just heavenly. It’s one of those recipes you can never grow tired of.

Banana Bread

Starting your day with a slice of sweet, flavourful banana bread crumbling softly in your mouth is just heavenly. Banana bread, an old classic favourite in most households, is one of those recipes you can never grow tired of.

The best bananas to use when baking this delicious, moist bread are those that are just a little too soft to enjoy as a snack. So, when you see black freckles appearing on the skin of the bananas in your fruit bowl, it is time to quickly whip this delightful bread together.

This is a very forgiving and versatile recipe. You can easily adjust the recipe according to what you have in your kitchen. Also add some variation by adding walnuts, raisins or even chocolate chips.

Banana Bread

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Recipe by Irene Muller Course: Breakfast, SnackCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy


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  • 250 ml sour cream

  • 5 ml baking soda

  • 250 ml caster sugar

  • 2 eggs, beaten with a little milk 

  • 420 ml cake flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 5 ml cinnamon

  • 110 ml melted butter

  • 250 g mashed bananas

  • 50 g walnuts (optional) 


  • Preheat the oven to 356°F / 180°C.
  • Prepare a small loaf pan (12 cm x 22 cm) by spraying it with Cook & Spray and lining it out with baking paper.
  • Using an electric mixer, add the sour cream and baking soda in a mixing bowl and let it stand for 5 minutes.
  • Add the eggs, melted butter and caster sugar, mix for about 3 minutes on medium speed.
  • Sift all the dry ingredients together and add to the mixture, mixing at a slow speed for 2 minutes.  
  • Fold in the bananas and nuts until well blended and moistened.
  • Add the mixture in the prepared pan. Ensure it is even.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

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