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Our best banana bread

Serve this banana bread fresh or toasted and slathered with butter.
banana bread slices with butter on topJames Moffatt
1H 15M

Bananas starting to go a little brown in the fruit bowl? Use them up in our moist cafe-style banana bread recipe.

This banana bread is beautiful fresh from the oven but possibly even better toasted and slathered with butter. Decisions, decisions…

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1.Preheat oven to 160°C/325°F. Grease a 13cm x 26cm (5¼in x 10½in), 2-litre (8-cup) loaf pan; line with baking paper.
2.Beat butter, sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until paler and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until just combined, then mashed banana and maple syrup.
3.Sift over flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon and salt. Add walnuts; stir with a large spoon until combined. Spoon into pan; smooth the surface.
4.Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave in pan for 10 minutes before turning, top-side up, onto a wire rack to cool.

This recipe was originally published in 2018. This page was updated in 2023.


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