Classic Banana Bread Recipe

This is a special, family recipe.

Passed down from generation to generation, this tasty banana bread mixture has been enjoyed by many members of the family andĀ I’m making it available so that you can try it out for yourself!

It’s delicious, trust me. Be it a special breakfast or a dessert treat, it’s sure to appease your taste buds šŸ™‚

Banana Bread Ingredients

3 bananas (preferablyĀ overripe)

6 oz of self raising flour

4 oz of white granulated sugar

4 oz of unsalted butter

2 eggs

1 tsp of bicarbonate soda

2 tbsp of milk

4 oz raisins or chocolate chipsĀ (optional)

How to Make Banana Bread

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  1. Preheat oven at 170 oC/Gas 4 and grease a bread tin
  2. Mash your bananas until there are no lumps
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together, then mix in the bananas
  4. Mix the eggs, milk and bicarbonate soda together, then add to your banana mixture
  5. Fold in the flour and add optional ingredients
  6. Pour into greased tin and bake for 45 minutes
  7. Test the bread by pokingĀ a knife or skewer in the centre – if it comes out clear then it’s ready to be taken out

It’s a really simple recipe that brings lots of joy in our family. I hope you like it šŸ™‚

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.


  • November 14, 2015


    banana bread is one of my faves, this one looks so good!

    • November 14, 2015


      thanks, it’s very tasty indeed.

  • November 20, 2015

    Katie Herbert

    I cant wait to try this recipe!

    • November 20, 2015


      Maybe we can do it together one day šŸ˜‰