Friday, April 05, 2013

Contributor | Banana Bread Recipe

Hello all, it’s Lydia from Lydia Bakes again. As much as I love our ever-lasting summer we’ve got going on in NZ at the moment, I am getting a bit excited about baking winter comfort food. Is it weird that I’m excited about winter coming? Don’t answer that. I also love winter fashion and snuggling so it’s not solely based on food.

I had never tried banana bread before making this but thought the name sounded great! I like bananas, I like bread! Banana + bread = awesomeness right? Right! It turns out banana bread does taste great and goes perfectly with a nice cup of Earl Grey tea. I wasn't sure what the difference was between banana cake and banana bread to start with but as it turns out banana bread is more dense and heavy whereas banana cake is lighter. They have similar ingredients but both have different amounts and mixing methods.

The big difference to me is what you put WITH your bananary goodness, for example chocolate icing goes well with banana cake but a smear of butter is perfect on a slice of banana bread. Either way I'm in love with this simple recipe!

Banana Bread
Adapted from Squidoo

4 Ripe Bananas
80g C Butter (1/3 C Melted)
1 C Sugar
1 Egg (Beaten)
1 t Vanilla Essence
1 t Baking Soda
Pinch of Salt
1 1/2 C Flour

• Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and grease a loaf tin with butter.
• Mash bananas in a large bowl.
• Pour butter on top of mashed bananas and mix together with a spoon.
• Add sugar, egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
• Sift the baking soda and salt and mix in.
• Lastly, sift in the flour and mix until combined.
• Pour mixture into the loaf tin and bake for approximately one hour.
• Leave in tin for five minutes then turn out onto cooling rack.
• Slice and serve with tea!

Recipe Notes:
I think this banana bread is best the day after when the bananary flavour has sunk in and gotten all delicious!

Lydia van Weeghel
Lydia Bakes
Here Comes the Sun Contributor


  1. Banana cake and bread has such a better flavour if you use brown bananas!


  2. omg my mouth is actually watering! yummy!

  3. Oh my goodness. This looks delicious.

  4. I can't wait to try this! Looks so simple and delicious <3

  5. I apply the same recipe, easy and soo yummy..

  6. That looks delicious! I made banana bread a couple of months ago and it was so tasty. I think I'll have to make it again soon.


  7. YUM this looks delish.
    Theres nothing I love more than sitting down with a tea and some goodies and watching YouTube and reading blogs.
    Lots of love from New Zealand,

  8. Looks delicious..i am going to try this recipe in next couple of days!


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