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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Banana Bread

Banana Bread
Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Usually whenever I have ripe bananas in my fruit basket, I end up making buns out of it. Banana buns is a Mangalore speciality, every restaurant in Mangalore will have it in their menu for breakfast. The only problem I have with making buns is that they are deep fried and was trying to find a healthy alternative for it. Well here I am with baked banana bread. Good thing about this recipe is that it is easy to prepare, excellent as a quick breakfast and you can even pack it as a snack in the lunch box. It is even great with your evening cup of tea.


  • 125 gms butter ( @ room temprature /soft)
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 large ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 180 deg C.
  2. With a cake beater beat butter and sugar together till fluffy and light. Add eggs one at a time and beat well.
  3. Add bananas and vanilla, mix well .
  4. With a ladle mix in flour, baking powder and baking soda. Pour the batter into a greased loaf tin  and bake for 30 to 40 min.
  5. When the bread is done, cool it for 15 min and then slowly make slices with a serrated knife. (if you start making slices when its hot, it may crumble)

Serves 4

Tips: If you do not have castor sugar, take regular granulated sugar and grind it in a spice grinder to a fine powder. Mash bananas just before adding to the batter.


  1. Made 2 trays of banana loaf for kids n all..perfectttt recipe..loved by all..Thanks shan......achi.......

  2. thanks for the lovely reciepe , indeed a nice way to use the bananas, but I prefer calling it a banana cake .

  3. All time favourite of faiza n her room mates.....