Banana loaf

Banana loaf

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Calories 268kcal
Author Good Food

A cross between banana bread and a drizzle cake, this easy banana loaf recipe is a quick bake that can be frozen and is great for using up overripe bananas.

Ingredients

  • 140g  butter, softened, plus extra for the tin
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 50g icing sugar
  • handful dried banana chips, for decoration

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.
  2. Butter a 2lb loaf tin and line the base and sides with baking parchment.
  3. Cream 140g softened butter and 140g caster sugar until light and fluffy, then slowly add 2 beaten large eggs with a little of the 140g flour. 
  4. Fold in the remaining flour, 1 tsp baking powder and 2 mashed bananas.
  5. Pour into the tin and bake for about 30 mins until a skewer comes out clean.
  6. Cool in the tin for 10 mins, then remove to a wire rack.
  7. Mix 50g icing sugar with 2-3 tsp water to make a runny icing. 
  8. Drizzle the icing across the top of the cake and decorate with a handful of banana chips.

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