Today’s Aside

To Banana Bread, or not to Banana Bread!

But of course, without question, I have now become a banana bread diva. As me and mine are into making them on a regular basis. Another one made as of this morning, and filling the apartment with such a glorious smell. I would save you all a slice, but then, you would have to get in order to eat it. So I’ll just tell you later how good it tasted, okay?

So, the recipe for such a divine food of the gods? Easy … I separate everything into 3 bowls. Mashed bananas in one, flour, cinnamon and baking powder in another, and the butter and sugar mixture in a third larger bowl. Eggs usually in a glass jug.


  • 1 ½ cups plain flour
  • ½ cup fine sugar
  • ½ cup soft butter
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 large soft bananas, squished
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbs baking powder

How to:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350, and grease and line a loaf tin.
  2. Blend the butter and sugar in a bowl till white and fluff.
  3. Slowly add all the other ingredients till thoroughly blended, make sure not to over work the mixture.
  4. Turn the mixture out into the lined loaf tin, and bake for 1 hour or till golden brown on top and firm to the touch.
  5. Remove from tin and let stand on wire rack to cool.


6 Comments Today’s Aside

  1. AvatarSophie @BewareOfTheReader April 26, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    I love banana bread and do my own (lighter) version Alexandra!!!

    1. AlexAlex April 26, 2020 at 2:56 pm

      Oh, you will have to share your recipe with me, Sophie. Lighter how?

  2. AvatarInge | The Belgian Reviewer April 26, 2020 at 5:47 am

    I love banana bread, bananas are about the only fruit I eat regularly. I made it too in the past and I remember everyone at work loved it when I brought it with me. It’s still not so very common here, people stick with regular cake or apple cake very often. It’s so easy to make though, even I can manage it 😊😁

    1. AlexAlex April 26, 2020 at 9:37 am

      Oh, you and I both, Inge. This is my favourite thing to bake and, as you said, it really is so easy to do. I hope you give it a go, and find people to share with. Hmm, and apple cake? Wow, haven’t done that in a long, long time either. Must give that one a go too, soon. ☺️

    1. AlexAlex April 25, 2020 at 4:38 pm

      Ha! Ha! We put it in because it just adds a little something to the depth of flavour, but go ahead. Others put chocolate chips in, and, well, I guess you could add whatever rocks your boat. Hope you’re having a good weekend, Sweetie. Take care of yourself and your puppies.

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