Banana Bread

9 August 2013

My Great Granny or Great, as we used to fondly call her passed down her banana bread recipe to my mom and then my mom to me.  I was picking up some bread and milk on my way home from work one evening and saw some reduced bananas on the shelves.  They were Chiquita bananas - I had never seen them before - they are basically mini versions of your average banana - they looked so cute sitting on the shelf with their yellow reduced sticker.  I had to buy them and put them to good use.  So banana bread it was.

My mom's old recipe book // My Gran and her mom, Great

I have actually had a few cravings for banana bread but we never had any ripe bananas to make it with.  This bread is super moist, tasty and so quick to whip together.  I also added some raisins and a dash of mixed spice and it truly is mouth-watering. 

Great would be proud :)

My Great Gran's famous Banana Bread


120g butter
1 cup brown sugar
A few teaspoons of vanilla essence
2 eggs
2 cups of flour (I used self raising and omitted the baking powder and bicarb)
1 tspn bicarb
2 tspn baking powder
Pinch salt
4 ripe bananas (I used 8 x Chiquita bananas)
1/2 cup of raisins
1/2 tspn mixed spice
125ml milk

Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs one at a time with the vanilla essence.  Mash the bananas and add to mixture.  Add the flour slowly along with the baking powder, bicarb, salt and mixed spice.  Add in the milk (and raisins if you wish) and stir until all the ingredients are blended together.

Pop into a greased loaf tin and cook for 45 min - 1 hour.

Best enjoyed with a cup of tea ♥

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  1. Yum, this looks like a rather delicious banana bread recipe. I am always keen to try another recipe, so will do this one soon. A lovely post and I love how recipes are passed down from generation to generation. It makes it extra special! xo

  2. Mmmmm this looks so yummy! I love banana bread!

  3. Yumm I LOVE banana bread. This recipe looks pretty good! x

    x elizabeth of thompson & prince


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