Banana bread

A versatile recipe, everything works for this banana bread. Try it with nuts, chocolate chips or leave it plain.

Banana Bread:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg


  • flaked almonds
  • crushed hazelnuts
  • pecans
  • chocolate chips
  • butterscotch chips
  • white chocolate chips

I never said it was healthy, I said it was versatile.

Mash the two banana’s in a bowl using a fork, add the golden syrup once most lumps have gone (you can leave some lumps in but this will result in a soggy banana bread if they’re too large). Add the sugar, salt and egg, mix it all together. Sift in the flour and stir until just combined. Pour into a loaf tin that has been lined with baking paper (or lightly greased with butter). Bake for 25-30 mins or until a skewer comes out clean, at 180 C, or 356 F.

Banana bread

If you have it plain use a pastry brush to spread a small amount of golden syrup on the top once it’s out of the oven, this will result in a chewier crust.

Banana bread

If you prefer to not have it plain add nuts or chocolate chips to the mixture before you pour it into the loaf tin. Alternatively you can sprinkle the nuts or chocolate chips on top after it has been poured.

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6 Responses to Banana bread

  1. Love the recipe. Basic and straight forward. I add a little vanilla essence and use brown sugar instead of white. Well done

  2. Beth says:

    Thank you for sharing. Please tell me more about “golden syrup.” I’m not familiar with that ingredient. Is this the same thing as Karo syrup?

  3. Gemma says:

    Hi Beth! Golden syrup is a dark sugar syrup made from sugar cane. I’m not too familiar with Karo syrup, although I’d love to know if you tried it and how it turned out!

    Alternatives to Golden Syrup include honey, molasses, treacle, maple syrup. Basically anything liquid and sweet (if this is Karo syrup then it will be fine!).

  4. I do trust all of the ideas you’ve offered for your post. They’re very convincing and will certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are too short for starters. May you please lengthen them a little from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.

  5. charlotte says:

    Would you kindly tell us a oven temp? Apologies if I am missing it somewhere! The bread looks wonderful!

  6. Gemma says:

    Thank you! The correct temp is 180 C, or 356 F.

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