Banana bread

IMG_9144Every house has bananas that have gone ripe…I hate throwing food like that away so always make a banana loaf when the bananas have become ripe. It’s hard to find a recipe that doesn’t have too much sugar so I used the BBC Good Food one and combined with a few extra ingredients to make it tastier so we can all enjoy…

  • 225g plain flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g soft margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-3 ripe bananas
  • Chopped almonds
  • 2 spoons of honey
  • 3 tsp of baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Butter or line with baking parchment a cake tin – any is fine
  2. Put flour, sugar, honey, margarine and eggs into a bowl. Blend with wooden spoon or whisk until well mixed.
  3. Peel the bananas and mash. Stir into flour mixture with the baking powder and almonds.
  4. Put into prepared tin, and bake for 1 hour. If necessary cover with foil to prevent burning. Test with a skewer to see if the cake is done. Turn out onto wire rack to cool a little before cutting.
  5. Stores well for 2-3 days or longer, sealed, in the fridge.