Banana Bread

Soft and crumbly banana bread for a tasty snack

Dive into one of the simplest bread recipes you’ve ever attempted. This soft and crumbly banana bread is going to make you very happy.

Banana Bread

There are many styles and flavours of bread from around the world, but the banana bread is fresh in our minds, so why don’t you bake this soft and crumbly banana bread? Banana bread has such a distinct flavour and it’s so fun to play around with topping while baking and while eating. In the last couple of years, banana bread became popular again because it’s such a simple starter recipe for anybody who wants to learn about baking.

ALSO READ: Lamb burger with green salsa for a deliciously rich experience

Soft and crumbly banana bread suggestions

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. You can top the bread dough with some crushed and chopped nuts and seeds as it bakes. When eating, just a slab of butter is great or you can enjoy some cheese which is popular as a savoury version and you can definitely try some jam as well. You should also really try making some french toast with banana bread.

ALSO READ: Bacon and corn crumpets for that fully-loaded breakfast

Dive into one of the simplest bread recipes you’ve ever attempted. This soft and crumbly banana bread is going to make you very happy.

Last updated on 31 August 2023

Soft and crumbly banana bread recipe

0 from 0 votes
Recipe by Irene Muller Course: Breakfast, SnackCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy


Prep time


Cooking time




Total time






  • 250 ml 250 sour cream

  • 5 ml 5 baking soda

  • 250 ml 250 caster sugar

  • 2 2 eggs, beaten with a little milk 

  • 420 ml 420 cake flour

  • ¼ tsp ¼ salt

  • 5 ml 5 cinnamon

  • 110 ml 110 melted butter

  • 250 g 250 mashed bananas

  • 50 g 50 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.

Did you make this recipe?

Tag @the.south.african on Instagram and hashtag it #recipes

Like this recipe?

Follow us @thesouthafrican on Pinterest

Looking for more tasty recipes to prepare for your family and friends? Just have a look at our recipe page, we have excellent suggestions for you to try.

If you would like to submit a recipe for publication, please complete our recipe form here.