Banana Bread

READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • You will need a 2 lb loaf tin, lightly buttered or lined with parchment paper.
  • Preheat the oven to 170ºC/gas mark 3.
  • First of all, in a large bowl, sift the plain flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
  • Now in another large bowl, mix the melted butter and sugar and beat until well blended.
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time followed by the mashed bananas.
  • Now using a wooden spoon stir in the chopped chocolate, raisins and vanilla extract.
  • Sieve in the sifted flour mixture (double sifting is to give it a good airing), a third at a time, folding in carefully after each addition.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and bake in the centre of the oven for about 1 hour-ish (test to see if its done when an inserted toothpick or a thin skewer comes out clean).
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning it out on to a wire rack.
  • Then let it get completely cold before serving or transferring it to a cake tin.