Back to bananas

It's amazing that just a few ingredients can create such a delicious treat.  Banana bread is one of those baking staples for when you are lacking time or patience. It's not just easy to put together but even when you mess up the recipe a little it often still turns out wonderful and moist!
This recipe combines the sweet and creamy textures of overripe bananas (there are many in this recipe - I've used 4!), wholemeal and plain flour, olive oil (yes, I bake with this!) eggs and a touch of brown sugar. The perfect accompaniment to your morning or afternoon tea. Enjoy!

banana bread
makes 1 loaf

4 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup olive oil 
1/4 brown sugar
2 whole eggs
1 cup wholemeal flour
1/2 cup plain flour
pinch sea salt
1 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 170 degrees C.
Grease a loaf tin.
In a large bowl mix together bananas, olive oil, sugar and eggs. In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients: wholemeal and plain flour, salt and baking soda. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix - don't overmix! Place batter in loaf tin and bake on middle rack for about 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Take out of oven and lest rest before slicing


  1. I have never used olive oil in banana bread and it looks like it did wonderfully as an ingredient. Also, this recipe does have the benefit of being very quick and easy. Wish I had a slice with my coffee now. Enjoy the day!

  2. Mmmm, nothing like a nice, moist slice of banana bread :) Delicious!

  3. Okay, this post is telling me I need to make banana bread again soon. :D

  4. Bananas are the best without a doubt - or at least one of the best :D
    Great banana bread recipe!

    Choc Chip Uru

  5. I really don't think there's anything better than banana bread. So cakey. So sweet. So comforting. The only problem is I find it impossible to stop eating...

  6. A basic loaf of banana bread is the kind of treat I reserve for days when I am low on energy. This looks classy

  7. Nice! Isn't banana bread always nice to make? I just made a chocolate chip and bourbon version. :)

  8. Banana bread is so good isn't it? A perfect way to turn a liability - overripe bananas - into an asset ;)

  9. It's classy and always good.Love photos :)

  10. So many happy days start with a slice of this. Just gorgeous.