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Easy Banana Bread Recipes

Enjoy a spiced banana and nut cake, naturally low in sugar

As well as being healthy, banana cake is an easy way to use up over-ripe bananas.

This can be a quick way to create a moist tasty cake using a simple and basic recipe - resulting in a cake that everyone enjoys and that will store well, if you can manage to keep any.

Here's a couple of our favorite recipe banana cake recipes:-

Moist Banana & Raisin Bread Recipe

This is a tried and tested family favorite for over twenty years, adapted by mixed white and whole wheat flours.


  • 125g margarine or butter
  • 100g wholemeal (or whole wheat) self raising flour
  • 150g self raising flour
  • 50g brown sugar
  • 125g raisins or sultanas
  • 2 medium ripe bananas
  • 1 medium size egg
  • 2 tbsp milk
  1. Melt the margarine in a microwave or a small pan
  2. Mix together the flours, raisins and sugar
  3. Mash the bananas and add to the flour mix
  4. Stir in egg and melted margarine
  5. Mix well
  6. Pour into a lightly greased loaf tin
  7. Bake at 180C, 350F, GM4 for 1¼ hours

This is a great freezer recipe, cut into slices before freezing, ready for when unexpected guests pop round to visit.

Banana Cake - Simple Basic Recipe

This is based on a recipe I used for cooking when in Nigeria many years ago - and is another version of this trusted favorite.


  • 50g sugar
  • 200g margarine
  • 250g flour, mixed wholemeal (whole wheat) and white
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten
  • 3 small-medium ripe bananas, mashed
  1. Cream the margarine and sugar
  2. Stir in the flour and baking powder
  3. Add the eggs and banana
  4. Spoon into a greased loaf tin
  5. Bake at 180C, 350F, GM4 for 30 minutes until golden and springy

If you prefer your cake a little spiced, add a ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon.

Try other bread variations by mixing whole wheat and other favorite flours, or adding chopped nuts, walnuts or pecans.

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