Banana Bread

Serves: 8 | Preparation Time: 30 min


  • 2 Cup plain flour
  • 1.5 Teaspoon (Metric) baking powder
  • 0.5 Teaspoon (Metric) baking soda
  • 0.25 Teaspoon (Metric) salt
  • 0.25 Teaspoon (Metric) ground cinnamon
  • 0.125 Teaspoon (Metric) ground nutmeg
  • 2 Unit free range eggs, beaten
  • 1.5 Cup mashed banana (5 medium)
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 0.5 Cup cooking oil or melted butter or margarine


Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of one 9x5x3-inch or two 7-1/2x3-1/2x2-inch loaf pans; set aside. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Make a well in centre of flour mixture; set aside. In a medium bowl combine eggs, banana, sugar, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Spoon batter into prepared pan(s).Bake for 45 to 55 minutes for 9x5x3-inch pan or 30 to 35 minutes for 7-1/2x3-1/2x2-inch pans or until a wooden toothpick inserted near centre comes out clean (if necessary, cover loosely with foil the last 15 minutes of baking to prevent over browning). Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.Makes 1 loaf (16 slices).