Recipe type: Bakery
There is something about Banana Bread, spread with lashings of butter that is so comforting! If your bananas are going soft and brown, don’t throw them out – just freeze them, in their skins, and when you have a little spare time you can defrost them and make this delectable easy peasy absolutely moist banana bread! Please make sure to only use butter, it does make a difference!
  • 3 Ripe Bananas, (about 1 Cup)mashed with ¼ Cup Buttermilk
  • ½ Cup Butter (120gr)
  • ½ Cup White Sugar
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 Cups of Self Raising Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Salt
  • ½ Cup Pecans Chopped (optional)
  • Toasted Coconut Flakes or 1 Banana Sliced Lengthwise (for garnishing)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Cream butter and sugars together, until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs (one by one).
  4. Fold the banana and buttermilk mix into the butter mixture.
  5. Sift all the dry ingredients and gradually fold it into the butter mixture.
  6. Add pecan nuts if using.
  7. Pour mixture into a greased 20cm x 10cm loaf pan.
  8. Garnish with toasted coconut flakes or banana slices.
  9. Bake at 180°C for about 45-50 minutes, or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
Make 1 loaf
Recipe by SAPeople South African Recipes at