Banana Bread


  • 4 ripe bananas, cut into chunks
  • 330g light brown sugar
  • 115g butter, softened
  • 65g chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 60mls whole milk
  • 275g all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  • Place the bananas into a large plastic zipper bag, seal the bag, and smoosh the bananas with your fingers until very well mashed. Set the bananas aside.
  • Place the brown sugar and butter into a mixing bowl, and mix on medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Cut a corner from the plastic bag, and squeeze the mashed bananas into the bowl of brown sugar mixture
  • With the electric mixer on medium speed, beat in the bananas, egg, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and milk until the mixture is well combined
  • Switch the mixer to low speed, and gradually beat in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and kosher salt just until the batter is smooth, about 1 minute
  • Mix in the chopped nuts
  • Spread the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the bread is set and lightly browned on top, about 40 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the centre of the loaf should come out clean.