RECIPE: Banana loaf

If you’ve cut bread out your diet and really missing it, heres your excuse to have it again, you cant miss out on this tasty loaf! This easy banana loaf recipe is a quick bake that can be frozen.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcal 268
  • Fat 13g
  • Carbs 34g
  • Saturates 8g
  • Sugars 24g
  • Fibre 1g
  • Protein 3g
  • Salt 0.5g


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


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.

Cuts into 8-10 slices

Preparation time 55 mins

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