Banana Bread

I have an on again off again love affair with bananas. They are so good for you and act as natures anti depressant. Because of the health benefits, I should eat a banana a day. But, I only like to eat them as the skin turns from dark green to yellow. A day later and I will put the banana into a smoothie made with yoghurt and honey, but any time after that I will not eat the banana. And so I usually only buy 3 or 4 at a time. Dave will eat the banana on day 3 but he too does not like over ripe fruit. A few weeks ago one banana went from green to inedible after a few days. I am loathe to throw anything away as I hate wasting food, but I was not in the mood to make banana muffins. Given how delicious my ginger bread tasted I used that recipe as the base to bake some banana bread. Dave is not a huge fan of baked bananas but we both enjoyed this bread. As it was only the two of us eating it, we ended up toasting the last bit for breakfast.

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Banana Bread
Banana Bread
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4.50 from 2 votes

Banana Bread

This banana bread is so moist and perfect for toasting if you want some crunch. It makes great use of an over ripe banana.
Recipe Category: Baking
Makes enough for: 1 loaf
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 100 g butter
  • 200 g honey
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • thick yoghurt (less than 150mls)
  • 200 g flour, sifted
  • 10 mls ground ginger
  • 5 mls bicarbonate of soda
  • 50 g fructose
  • 2 eggs


  • Place the butter and honey into a sauce pan
  • Over a medium temperature, allow the butter to melt
  • Set aside to cool completely
  • Preheat the oven to 150° Celsius
  • Place the banana into a measuring jug
  • Top up the 150ml mark with yoghurt
  • Mix into the butter to combine
  • Place all of the ingredients into a stand mixer bowl, starting with the dry ingredients
  • Beat until combined
  • Pour into a lined loaf tin
  • Bake for 75 minutes
  • Turn out and cool on a wire rack

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20 thoughts on “Banana Bread

  1. I too only enjoy bananas just off of green but wait for them to be black before I bake banana muffins or bread.
    Have a lovely day Tandy.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  2. I’m not a fan of bananas but eat one every so often (green!) as I know they’re good for me. Big Man loves them though but I’m often left with a few over ripe ones ad make banana bread – will definitely be giving your recipe a go!

  3. YUM! This looks amazing! …and your smoothie recipe sounds so good! I actually tend to like my bananas a bit riper… like a deep yellow with some (but not too many) brown spots! My mum likes em green!! haha, so I guess we all have different preferences!

  4. I’ve been freezing bananas a lot lately so I can add them to my smoothies whenever I please. But I haven’t made banana bread in way too long, so I may have to switch it up soon! This looks delicious.

  5. Not a banana fan either Tandy – used to eat them a bit when we lived in Oz hardy ever now!

  6. I am loving your use of honey and yogurt in your version of banana bread, Tandy! I love bananas and buy way too many sometimes, I end up making panakes with overly rip bananas, but next time, I need to try this bread instead

  7. 5 stars
    We eat bananas around here like monkeys… teenagers plow through 6 of them a day. However, if I can get to one of them I can’t wait to try your easy and delicious banana bread.

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