RECIPE: Banana Loaf

It’s Summer fête season and many of us are helping our school’s PTAs by providing baked goods to be sold.

RECIPE: Banana Loaf

We have tried out a couple of fairly simple recipes from Hummingbird Bakery that you might like to try out for your own school fair.

BANANA LOAF by The Hummingbird Bakery


270 g soft light brown sugar
2 eggs
200g peeled bananas (mashed)
280g plain flour
1tsp baking powder
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
1tsp ground cinnamon
1tsp ground ginger
140g unsalted butter (melted)


  • preheat the oven to 170oC (325oF/gas 3)
  • put the sugar & egg in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment (or use a hand-held electric whisk) and beat until well incorporated
  • beat in the mashed bananas
  • add the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon & ginger to the sugar mixture
  • mix it thoroughly until all the dry ingredients have been incorporated into the egg mixture
  • pour in the melted butter and beat until all the ingredients are well-mixed
  • pour the mixture into the prepared loaf tin & smooth over with a palette knife
  • bake in the preheated oven for about an hour or until firm to the touch and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean
  • leave the cake to cool slightly in the tin before turning out into a wire cooling rack to cool completely
  • this makes 8-10 slices