Banana loaf

For as long as I can remember I have disliked bananas. They always look good in the shop and the green ones don't smell too bad but for some unknown, unexplained reason I just cannot bring myself to eat them.

So with that in mind I bought 4 green bananas to try last week and do you know what?.........................They are now a cake!!

No matter how hard I tried I just couldn't bring myself to taste one and so after a week of sitting there doing nothing they had turned yellow. The only thing left to do with them was to turn them into a banana loaf.

John has sampled it and says it's edible and coming from him that is praise indeed :0)

Here's a very simple recipe from

Banana Loaf

7oz plain flour
1 level teaspoon baking powder
1/2 level teaspoon bicarbonate soda
4oz caster sugar
2oz margarine
1 egg
a little milk
2 bananas (mashed)

Sieve the flour, bicarbonate soda and baking powder. Rub in the margarine and caster sugar. Add mashed bananas, beat in egg and milk and mix well. Grease a loaf tin and bake for 1 hour at 190c in the centre of the oven.


  1. I am not a huge fan of banannas either.
    Something about the texture when eating them....I dont know for sure what it is.
    I know they are good for you though.
    I cut them up in put then on my ceral, otherwise, I also enjoy a good banana bread or muffins!
    This sounds like a good recipe, that I will have to try next time!

  2. can't stand 'em either :((
    well done for making a cake though !! x

  3. I made banana muffins the other day - and they were all gone in 24 hours - I have to buy bananas by the bucketload as the boys should be monkeys!!

  4. It looks suuuper yummy! I like bananas, but don't eat them too often though... I like slicing one on top of porridge. I have been wanting to try making banana bread.. maybe I should try your recipe! :)

  5. Looks delicious! I like bananas but dislike the peel smell, so after I eat one the peel has to go outside :)

  6. I LOVE Banana Loaf, I love bananas and I love them even more in a banana unfair i'm on a diet!!

  7. I have yellow bananas sitting in my fruit bowl at the moment and I was just thinking I need to use them in a loaf. I might try this recipe for a change - thank you :)


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