Banana Bread Recipe!

Hello lovelies,

Now, I know I’m 2 years late to the party BUT better late than never, ay?

If your from the UK you’ll know that banana bread was the most made sweet treat through lockdown. People just went crazy for it – everyone and their pet gold fish was going mad and making batch after batch of banana bread. Everyone, expect me. I didn’t make one loaf.

I know, absolutely disgraceful, right? But hear me out… I’m not actually a huge lover of banana, it’s one of those fruits which makes me cringe when I touch it and the texture just gives me the ick. So, I quite honestly couldn’t understand the hype around banana bread.

That being said, my neighbour recently gifted us a TON of bananas and that’s where todays bake blossomed from. I wasn’t keen at first on making banana bread but I did and let’s just say, I’m so blooming glad I did as this is one of the BEST breads I’ve ever made. No lie, I’m completely obsessed with this recipe.

This is a recipe from Mary Berry which I have just adapted to make my own. It’s moist, it’s packed full of flavour and quite frankly, just delicious. I can now see what the hype was all about, as I said, better let than never I suppose haha.

So if you’d like to see my take on a banana bread, please keep on reading…

Category: Sweet Treat

Serves: 8

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 40 Minutes

Overall Time: 50-60 Minutes

Ingredients You Need:

  • 3 Ripe Bananas
  • 2tbsp Of Green Milk
  • 100g Of Soft Butter / Stork
  • 150g Of Plain Flour
  • 150g Of Caster Sugar
  • 1tsp Of Baking Powder
  • 1tsp Of Bicarbonate Of Soda
  • 100g Of Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 3tbsp Of Honey
  • Sprinkle Of Demerara Sugar

How To Make Banana Bread:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, line a loaf tin with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 160C / 140C Fan / Gas Mark
  • Secondly, in a large bowl, using a fork, mash up the bananas.
  • Next, add 2tbsp of milk, 100g of butter, 150g of plain flour, 150g of caster sugar, 1tsp of baking powder, 1tsp of bicarbonate of soda and 3tbsp of honey to the mashed banana bowl and using an electric whisk, whisk the ingredients together until combined.
  • Now, using a spatula, fold in the 100g of chocolate chips.
  • Pour the mixture into the pre-lined loaf tin and sprinkle the demerara sugar over the top of the mixture.
  • Place the loaf tin into the oven for 40-45 minutes (TIP: as its a thick mixture, it may take longer than the 40 minutes) until well risen and golden brown.
  • Take out the oven and allow to cool in the tin for around 10-20 minutes and then transfer onto a wire rack to allow to cool fully.
  • Finally, cut into 8 slices and serve!

That’s your Banana Bread prepared, cooked and cooled, ready for you to demolish.

I don’t think any picture will do justice to how delicious this bread is. It’s a bread not to be slept on. You NEED this recipe in your life – need I say more!

This recipe has completely changed my feelings towards bananas in deserts/sweet treats for sure. I’m defiantly more open to banana based baking so watch out people, this could be the new obsession haha.

Let me know in the comments below if you make this banana bread yourself and if you do, what your thoughts were on it. Are you banana bread mad?

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo



  1. June 26, 2022 / 7:47 pm

    I do love banana breads and cakes and the addition of chocolate chips makes it even better! Thanks for sharing your recipe Elle. I’ll be sure to try it the next time I have overripe bananas to be used up!

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 4, 2022 / 10:30 am

      You can’t have a banana bread without chocolate chips;) the ingredients all work so beautifully together to make the perfect loaf! I hope you enjoy. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  2. June 27, 2022 / 11:00 am

    I saw so many people raving about banana bread during the lockdown. I love bananas but I have never tried banana bread. It would be something I would give a go. I cannot wait to have my own kitchen so I can bake and experiment, as I am not a confident cook at all ha ha! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    Lauren x

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 4, 2022 / 10:32 am

      Banana bread was so hyped up over lockdown but I just never jumped on it until now haha. Only 2 years late;) it honestly took me such a long time to grow confidence in the kitchen but I can promise it comes with time. The more you do it, the more you’ll begin to grow in confidence and love it! Ive taken over my poor mums kitchen haha. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  3. June 27, 2022 / 11:23 am

    You’re 2 years late to the party but I haven’t even turned up yet! Can you believe I’ve never made a banana bread? I’d like to try it but I think I’d need some sort of chocolate involved as well or perhaps some banana icing or chocolate spread to smear over it! This looks delish :)

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 4, 2022 / 10:34 am

      I love that I’m not the only one haha. Honestly, I hadn’t either! Oh my days that sounds blooming amazing. Yes yes yes to that! Chocolate spread will be incredible – my mouths watering just thinking about it! This loaf is just delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  4. jkennedy
    June 27, 2022 / 2:23 pm

    I’m the dork that doesn’t like banana bread, but I will for sure pass this along to my MIL who loves making it :-) Thanks for the tips!

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 4, 2022 / 11:02 am

      Ah that’s fair enough, I honestly didn’t think I’d like it as much as I do as I’m not a fan of bananas! Ah I hope your MIL loves it as much as we do. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  5. June 27, 2022 / 8:25 pm

    Great recipe! I’m not a massive fan of bananas either but hearing how much you enjoyed it has made me want to give this bread a go. Thank you so much for sharing x

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 4, 2022 / 11:02 am

      Honestly, I didn’t think it would be for me banana bread but I’m absolutely obsessed with this loaf. It’s just delicious. I think the addition of chocolate chips and honey made it for me! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  6. June 28, 2022 / 1:46 pm

    Ahhh we made banana bread last week. I don’t know what came over me, I’m not a massive baker, but the kids loved it. And yours looks better way better than mine. I didn’t add honey to mine, but it looks like it gives it so much more! I’ll have to try it next time.


    • ellegracedeveson
      July 4, 2022 / 11:04 am

      I love that! I bet yours was absolutely delicious. Honey is defiantly a ingredient I’d recommend adding as it just sweetens it a little more so the banana flavour isn’t too overpowering! I love it! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  7. June 28, 2022 / 2:49 pm

    Oh yummy! I love banana bread. I’m definitely going to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 4, 2022 / 11:04 am

      It’s just delicious, isn’t it? I’m obsessed with this recipe and I can’t wait to make another loaf! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 4, 2022 / 11:05 am

      It was madness, wasn’t it! I couldn’t believe the amount of people who were making it. I may be 2 years late to the party but hey, it was worth the wait haha. It really is delicious! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  8. June 28, 2022 / 4:50 pm

    This looks pretty and I can see it would be yummy in my belly. I like the style as well. Well done!

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 4, 2022 / 11:06 am

      It really is delicious! Thank you so much & thank you so much for commenting Xo

  9. June 28, 2022 / 9:38 pm

    I am shocked that so many people in the comment section have not made or ate banana bread. Banana bread is very easy. It’s a great way to save bananas that are overripe. I make different variations of banana bread. Coincidental, I just finished a banana bread recipe that i will post in July that you will love. Cant wait to read your thoughts on it. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 4, 2022 / 11:07 am

      I honestly hasn’t until recently but I can now see what all the hype was about – it’s delicious! Yes defiantly, it’s nice to be able to use the bananas rather than throwing away. Ooo I cannot wait to read it, I’ll for sure be giving it a go as I LOVE your recipes! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  10. June 29, 2022 / 8:54 am

    I love banana bread. I usually use whole wheat flour and jaggery though. Thanks for sharing

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 4, 2022 / 11:08 am

      My Nan uses whole wheat flour also! I’ll defiantly have to try with them. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  11. June 29, 2022 / 11:01 am

    I out bananas into cookies yesterday and it worked. Must make banana bread now.

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 4, 2022 / 11:08 am

      Oh that sounds super yum! Banana bread is a must try for sure. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  12. June 29, 2022 / 6:38 pm

    Ooh, this sounds delicious! I used to love banana bread when I was younger :)

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 4, 2022 / 11:09 am

      It’s just so delicious – I’m now obsessed! Ah I love that, a nostalgic bake for you then:) Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  13. June 30, 2022 / 5:47 pm

    We did make banana bread in lockdown, but I am not a big fan somehow! We share the same dislike towards banana, Elle, it’s nice to have a friend like you ahah :)

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 4, 2022 / 11:17 am

      The whole texture of a banana genuinely makes me cringe so it’s nice to know I’m not alone haha. I won’t lie, I absolutely adored this banana bread I made tho! I think the addition of honey & chocolate chips is what done it for me. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

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