How To Make The Most Simply Delicious and Moist Banana Loaf

Most Simply Delicious and Moist Banana Loaf

There’s nothing that quite smells like home to me more than a banana bread baking in the oven. There’s something so warm and comforting about the aroma drifting through your house.

If you are like me, you may often buy a bunch of bananas with good intention only for them to over-ripen before you even think of eating one. Banana Loaf is an excellent way to ensure those overripe bananas don’t go to waste.

Since I’m always buying bananas and forgetting about them, I end up making Banana Loaf fairly often.

Ashleigh's Delicious and Moist Banana Loaf

Banana Loaf is a place to start for beginner bakers as it’s a pretty forgiving recipe. You can substitute ingredients and if you find yourself slightly short on ingredients, it’ll still turn out okay. Though don’t skip on the Bicarbonate of Soda or you’ll find yourself with a rather flat Banana Loaf.

This is a classic comfort food in my house. Something me and my mum would bake together and now something I make in my own home. Banana Loaf recipes are often similar, this is my own recipe which I altered and edited with every bake until I had what I think is the perfect Banana Loaf recipe.

This easy and quick recipe will make a deliciously sweet and moist Banana Loaf every time. Keep reading for the recipe!

Ashleigh's Delicious and Moist Banana Loaf

Banana Loaf 


  • 285g (10oz) Plain Flour
  • 1tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1/4tsp Salt
  • 110g (4oz) Butter
  • 225g (8oz) Caster Sugar
  • 2 Large Free Range Eggs
  • 3 Ripe Bananas
  • 90ml Buttermilk – Alternatively, mix milk with 1.5tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1tsp Vanilla Extract


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 Celsius
  2. Sift Flour, Bicarbonate of Soda and Salt into a large mixing bowl
  3. Cream Butter and Sugar in a separate bowl until light and fluffy
  4. Add Eggs, Mashed Bananas, Buttermilk and Vanilla Extract into the Butter mix and mix well.
  5. Fold into the Flour mix
  6. Grease Loaf Tins and pour in the mixture
  7. Put into the oven for approx. 1 hour or until golden-brown

This is the ultimate homely comfort food. Warm from the oven with a little bit of butter is to die for. This is a really low-effort and delicious bake which will always go down a hit.

Next time you need to bring in a cake to work or to a party, try this simple recipe and watch it become a fan favourite.

Ashleigh's Delicious and Moist Banana Loaf

What baking reminds you of home? And what do you love to bake? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

Ashleigh x


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Most Simply Delicious and Moist Banana Loaf


  1. New blog follower here!! Okay how fresh and tasty does this banana bread look? I always enjoy a good hearty slice from Starbucks but was concerned about the sugar intake. I always wanted to make it but had not idea it was this simple. I really appreciate you sharing this simple recipe, gonna try to make it for the upcoming autumn holidays!!

    Natonya |

    1. Thank you so much! I’m not going to lie it can be quite high in sugar but what I love about banana bread is you can adapt the recipe quite a lot and it’ll still turn out quite good!

  2. This looks delicious! I actually made my own banana bread today as well actually! Instead of butter and sugar though I used coconut oil and maple syrup, can’t wait to have a slice later haha.

    Evie x |

    1. Yes, you can! Eggs act as a binding agent and help it rise. The banana itself is a binding agent and the bicarbonate of soda helps it rise. Adding something like coconut oil will help with the consistency if you don’t use eggs! X

  3. Mmmm, I can almost smell your banana bread, the photos are so delicious looking! I’ve never made banana bread but I have made banana muffins and they always go down well, especially at school bake sales. Bookmarking this recipe to try later, thank you! Lisa

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