Banana Bread Loaf

Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread Recipe

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Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 1 hour

Yield: 900g (2lb) loaf

This Banana Bread Loaf is delicious and moist with lots of flavour. Perfect sliced with tea or coffee. Banana bread is wonderful toasted too. Best with overripe bananas.


  • 125g (4½ oz) self-raising flour
  • 100g (3½ oz) light brown self-raising flour, see notes
  • 150g (5½ oz) demerara sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 large ripe bananas, peeled
  • 175ml (6 fl oz) orange juice
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 180℃/350℉/Gas Mark 4. Lightly grease and line a 900g/2lb loaf tin
  2. Sift the flours, sugar, salt and the spices into a large bowl. In a separate bowl mash the bananas with the orange juice, then stir into the eggs and oil. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  3. Spoon into the prepared tin and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Test to see if the loaf is cooked by inserting a skewer into the centre. If it comes out clean, the loaf is done. If not, bake for a further 10 minutes and test again.
  4. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin. Turn out the loaf, slice and serve.


  • If you don’t have any self-raising flour in, you can use plain (all-purpose) flour adding 2 tsp baking powder per 150g/6oz/1 cup of flour.
  • If you don’t have light brown self-raising flour, you can adapt it using regular self-raising, or the tip above.
  • Demerara sugar is like light brown sugar but the sugar crystals are slightly larger resulting in a more crunchy sugar, ideal for streusels. This can also be substituted for light brown sugar if you can’t find it where you live.

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  1. says

    Happy Birthday Lisa! I thought 30 was bad too, but now that I’m slowly creeping up on 40, I’m dreading it! I still get I.D.’d at the liquor store so that’s a compliment I’ll take any day! I’ve never had a banana bread with orange juice in it but I can’t wait to try it! Sounds delicious! :)

  2. says

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  3. Miss M says

    I’ve been searsing for a bananabread recipe which results in a bread this moist and dense! Thanks so much for this recipe. I will deffinately make this one soon!