Dessert Recipes

Banana Bread

October 29, 2019

Serves 8
Prep Time
Cook Time
Difficulty Level
1 / 5

It’s hard to imagine that a fragrant loaf of banana bread requires only four steps, but that’s exactly how it is. Here’s how to make the classic – all you need to do is combine everything, and pop it into the oven for some moist and sweet goodness!




Preheat oven to 160 C. Grease a 13 cm x 26 cm, 2 litre (8 cup) loaf pan; line with baking paper.


Beat butter, sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until paler and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until just combined, then mashed banana and maple syrup.


Sift over flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon and salt. Add walnuts; stir with a large spoon until combined. Spoon into pan; smooth the surface.


Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave in pan for 10 mins before turning, top-side up, onto a wire rack to cool.

To make Meghan Markle‘s famous chocolate ginger banana bread, stir through 2 tablespoons of finely chopped crystallised ginger (or 1 to 2 teaspoons of ground ginger) and 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips into the batter before baking.


Photo: / Additional reporting: Cherrie Lim