WFMW – Easy and delicious banana bread

I don’t know about your house, but we often have over-ripe bananas. I love a really moist banana bread, and when I tried this banana bread recently it was a huge hit with all the family.

banana bread

It comes from the Avoca Cafe Cookbook which is full of wonderful recipes which I need to try!

225g/80z plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 heaped teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinamon (I omit this)
110g/4oz caster sugar
1 egg, beaten
75ml/3fl oz sunflower oil
a few drops of vanilla essence
65g/2 1/2 oz pecan nuts, chopped (I also omit this)
4 medium-sized ripe bananas, mashed

Sift flour, salt, baking powder and cinamon into q bowl and stir in the sugar

Mix eggs, sunflower oil and vanilla essence but do not beat

Fold in pecans and mashed bananas, using a fork. Again, do not beat

Spoon into lined 900g/2lb loaf tin and bake in an oven preheated to 180 C/350 F/ gas mark 4 for 50-60 mins until loaf is golden brown and springs back when prodded gently with your finger.

Leave in tin for 10 minutes then turn out on to a wire rack to cool.

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I am back from our Toddler Group and one of the leaders did another wonderful preschool craft (for Spring/Easter) but I will save it for next week WFMW, so please come back again.

16 thoughts on “WFMW – Easy and delicious banana bread”

  1. Ladybug Graphix

    mmmm.. that really sounds delicious!! Printed it and gonna give it a try!! Thanks, and have a great day!! 🙂

  2. Irritable Mother

    Yum, yum, yum!!!
    I keep my eye open when I’m in the produce section at the grocery store, because sometimes they have very ripe bananas for a very low price. So I buy lots and make a few loaves of bread!

    So good to see you at my place again. I’ve missed you!

  3. Thanks for the recipe…sounds scrumptious! Your photos are beautiful…you have great style and composition!

    Enjoyed visiting your place…will be back again!
    Bless you,

  4. Mmm, this looks so yummy! When we visited Australia we got banana-bread for breakfast, but I haven’t found anything alike here. This looks like them. Thank you for the recipe!

  5. Oh, this bread looks delicious!! I LOVE banana bread with a smear of butter on it…mmm… nothing better! I’ll have to figure out a way to recreate it being gluten free now, since both kids have been put on a gluten-free, casein free diet just last week. Well, technically I’ll have to figure out the banana bread after I get a handle on regular white bread, which so far is not going so well! 🙂 Oh, the challenges of being a mom with special needs kids!

  6. This looks so yummy, JanMary. We always have a lot of old bananas, this recipe will be helpful for sure.

  7. Looks like a great recipe for banana bread that I will have to try!

    If you get chance check out my Banana Bread blog for some more tasty banana bread recipes!


  8. Yum!! I absolutely LOVE banana bread, but I’m afraid i will eat the entire loaf if I make it. One of my boys will eat it, the other doesn’t really like sweet breads, and my husband is more of a salty taste guy, so…that leaves me…and I have NO self control!! You are tempting me though! I have a bag of lemons and my friend has the best lemon bar recipe. I’m afraid to make them too!!

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