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If you’re looking for an easy banana bread recipe, this is it.

Another very popular baking recipe is Fruit Slice Recipe and How to Make a Cake.

You’ll have this banana bread prepared and in the baking tin in around 10 minutes. You can then sit back and enjoy the wonderful baking smells as it cooks in the oven.

It’s best served warm with butter – the butter melts into the bread and makes it really scrumptious.

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

To keep things simple, I use a cup measure.Β  The cup should hold approx 250 ml / 8 fl oz of liquid.

Here goes:

Easy Banana Bread Recipe – Ingredients

  • 125g / 4 oz butter (or usual spread)
  • Half cup raw sugar (or usual sugar)
  • Grated rind of one orange
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 or 3 ripe bananas
  • Half cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 and a half cups wholemeal self-raising flour
  • Juice from one orange (approx half a cup)

Easy Banana Bread Recipe – Method

  1. Put the butter, sugar and orange rind in a food processor and whiz until creamy
  2. Add the eggs and whiz again until combined
  3. Add the banana and whiz again
  4. Add the coconut and whiz again
  5. Add the flour and orange juice and whiz for the final time
  6. Line a deep oblong baking tin (approx 12 x 22 cm) with baking paper – spray sides with oil so the paper ‘sticks’ to the sides
  7. Put the banana bread mix into the tin and bake in a moderate oven for around 1 hour
  8. Gently stick a skewer into the centre of the banana bread to check if it’s cooked – the skewer should come out with no wet bits on it
  9. Allow the bread to cool in the tin for a couple of minutes then turn out onto a wire rack
  10. Best served warm with butter πŸ™‚

Butter Sugar and Orange Rind in Food Processor


Add Eggs to Creamed Mixture


Easy Banana Bread Mixture


Prepared tin with Baking Paper


Banana Bread ready for baking


Easy Banana Bread hot out of the oven

Handy Hints and Variations

  • As mentioned above, best served warm with butter
  • You can use ordinary self-raising flour if you wish (instead of wholemeal)
  • Check the banana bread after 40 minutes to see how it’s progressing
  • If it’s getting a bit too brown on top, but still isn’t cooked in the centre, turn the oven down a bit
  • Store in an airtight container for a few days
  • It also freezes well – allow to cool completely then wrap in foil and place in a plastic bag in the freezer
  • If you freeze ready sliced in individual plastic bags it’s perfect to take out for school lunch boxes

Hope you enjoy this easy banana bread recipe.

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Jan Littlehales

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12 Responses to “Easy Banana Bread Recipe – in Ten Minutes”

  1. Lynnette Sim says:

    Can’t wait to try it out! The orange juice and rind will give it a fresh twist I’m certain! This quick recipe is great for mothers like myself who looks for ‘healthier’ afternoon tea options for after- school hungry teenagers!

  2. Hi Lynnette,
    After school hungry teenagers – I have to agree with you there. They always come home starving!

  3. Hi Jan.
    Your recipes never cease to amaze me.

    You have an uncanny knack of choosing ingredients that make my mouth water…mmm banana bread.

    Maybe our taste buds are very similiar…haha


  4. Hi Cade,
    Maybe are tastes are similar… apart from chilli – I seem to recall you like lots of heat πŸ™‚

  5. Harry Lynn says:

    As usual, mouth is watering !…………………. Yummy

  6. I love Banana Bread and this is such an easy recipe.

  7. Compost King says:

    I have been looking for just this recipe. Banana bread is also fantastic toasted and served with a little ricotta and honey.

  8. Thanks for comments Harry, Tania and Compost King,
    Toasted with a little ricotta and honey – yum !! πŸ™‚

  9. Rita says:

    Got to get my daughter to see this one would be great for her kids healthier lunches banana bread is one of my favorite yum

  10. Hi Rita,
    Yes this banana bread is perfect for the school lunch box πŸ™‚

  11. Compost King says:

    It is out of the oven and waiting to cool down, ready for the ricotta and honey or maybe Maple Syrup. Will give you the tasting verdict later.

  12. Hi Compost King – how was it with the ricotta and honey? sounds absolutely delicious πŸ™‚

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