Banana Bread Recipe

Judy Kavanagh shares her banana bread recipe, Banana Cake Bread.  “We call this Cake Bread because one of my daughters thinks it’s a bread and the other thinks it’s a cake, the art of compromise! I usually make two at a time and freeze one.  This cake is great as a lunchbox treat and is always a hit with afternoon tea.”


  • 1lb very ripe bananas
  • 8oz (225g) self-raising white flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4oz (110g) butter
  • 6oz (170g) castor sugar
  • 4oz (110g) sultanas or raisins
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten with a fork


  • Line a loaf tin with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 170ºC for a fan oven
  • Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl, rub in the butter then add the sugar and sultanas/raisins.
  • Mash the bananas with a fork and add to the bowl along with the eggs.  Mix the ingredients well and pour the mixture into the lined tin.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 1½ hours.  Cool before removing from the tin.

Keeps well for days.

© The Cook Club 2008

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls