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5 from 1 vote

Super Easy Banana Bread

This easy Banana bread recipe is mixed in one bowl with no fuss and a few simple ingredients
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: General
Keyword: classic banana bread, easy banana bread
Servings: 1 loaf
Calories: 1429kcal


  • 125 gram/1/2 cup butter melted
  • 3 large very ripe bananas 1&1/2 cups mashed
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt (optional)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tspn vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tspn ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups/500ml cake wheat flour
  • 1 tspn bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 cup/125ml brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup/125ml granulated white sugar


  • Preheat oven to 180 deg Celsius. Grease a loaf pan well with some soft butter and line the bottom of the pan with some parchment paper and set aside
  • Mash the bananas with a fork and mix in the yogurt. Mix in the melted butter, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla essence using a fork.
  • Sift in the cake wheat flour and bicarbonate of soda, gently mix until combined. Do not over mix
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for +-1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. If cake is browning too soon you can cover it with a piece of foil
  • Once removed from the oven allow it to cool for a few minutes. Turn onto a wire rack and allow it to cool completely before cutting


  1. You can add chocolate chips or some nuts to the batter
  2. I added the yogurt to create a bit more moisture to the cake but honestly it's good without it too
  3. I used bicarbonate of soda and no baking powder at all
  4. Ensure that your bananas are over ripe to get the maximum sweetness