Banana Loaf - Elle May


Friday, 15 March 2013

Banana Loaf

My mum ALWAYS cooks banana loaf (she is a wonderful cook) She uses Jeaneete Orrey's recipe from the cook book The dinner lady. Yes i admit it, i was lazy and didn't help her but i was taking pictures! In some of the pictures you can see muffins, they are butternut squash muffins my mum made earlier.

This loaf is ideal for us at school because you just have to slice it to serve. Bananas are great for energy, as well, just what the children need after working hard all morning. You could also ice this (add a little vanilla essence to the icing), if you like.

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4
2 ripe bananas: Peel the bananas then crush with a fork.
175g (6oz) butter or margarine 1.3kg (3lb)/175g (6oz) caster sugar 1.3kg (3lb)
Beat together the butter or margarine and sugar.
3 eggs/225g (8oz) self-raising flour 2.7kg (6lb)/½ teaspoon baking powder 2 tablespoons: then add the eggs alternately with the flour and baking powder.
½ teaspoon vanilla essence 2 tablespoons/½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons.
Fold in the crushed banana, vanilla essence and cinnamon with the mixture from the other bowl.
Pour the mixture into a greased 450g (1lb) tin (or a cake case)
1 banana for decoration (optional ) for the top of the loaf.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 40 minutes. Cool slightly (then turn on to a wire tray if you only creased the tin) if you put it in a cake case like my mum you won't need to put it on a wire tray. When cool, slice.

So that's how my mum makes it, give it a go!


  1. It looks yummy, definitely going to try it soon :)
    If you want, you can enter my giveaway

    1. Thank you sweetie, you really should its sooo yummy! xx

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  3. Allow me to post my first comment on your blog: I want it! I want you to cook it for me, so I can eat it all up and say "you are a really really nice cook!"

    It looks yummy!

    1. Haha it is really yummy my mum cooked it not me haha

    2. I know! I think you should make it for me! It would be good for you to practice and learn :P

  4. Why should she make it for you ? She is not your girlfriend

  5. This banana loaf look really lovely. I always enjoy reading your day2day life story blog posts and your fashion posts.
    im not too much a fan of all these bloggers that post about makeup and your life posts make you seem to be a very fun downtoearth girl rather than some people that look like they just buy stuff and show off.

    Im thinking about blogging myself sometime in the future so keep an eye out and maybes follow me back on google+? Im going to make a life blog like yours :-)


    1. Yes make one! I love doing a life blog it lets me write about everything instead of concentrating on one thing, I'm glad you like it and really appreciate the feed back. I have followed you back on google+ and I'm really looking forward to reading yours.

      I never run out of things to write about either :3 and lots if people like blogs that concentrate on different aspects! Xxx