Grandma’s Banana Bread. Easy recipe with no fuss or frills and gives you great results every time!
Grandma’s Banana Bread. Gosh this is a delicious recipe!
This delicious recipe has been generously shared by one of our foodie friends, Heather.
It can often be hard searching for a tried and tested recipe for a good cake, that will be moist, tasty and also look great, but Heather was lucky to have a grandma who enjoyed baking and keeping a record of all her recipes.
This Banana Bread recipe dates back to at least the 1960’s, if not further back.
Grandma’s Banana Bread is a great way to use up over ripe bananas. The riper the better! The recipe is very straightforward and we’ve had some lovely stories and feedback from you saying you’ve baked Grandma’s Banana Bread with your son/daughter and they’ve enjoyed mixing the ingredients and of course, enjoyed eating their creation too.
This particular recipe is quite sweet so if you haven’t got a sweet tooth, feel free to reduce the sugar by knocking about 1/3 off the amount listed in the ingredients.
I’ll let Heather tell the story behind it!
“My grandmother (Geneva Ruth Buchanan) had it written on an old piece of paper that was shoved in an old cookbook from 1960, that she left for me when she passed…
I sadly don’t have the paper it was written on anymore, it has crumbled over the years and was very hard to get the recipe off of, that’s why I copied it so I could have it forever!
Recipe by: Heather Rae Buchanan and her Grandma, Geneva Ruth Buchanan
My Grand always made me banana bread when I was little, in a little loaf that was just mine!! So now I make it for my boys to remember her and her little kitchen smelling so wonderful! If you think people would like it, go ahead and use it!! ” A secret recipe is no fun if you don’t have wonderful friends that you can share it with!”- Geneva Ruth Buchanan ”
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Yield: 6 -8 Persons
You Will Need: a greased 4 x 8 inch loaf pan
3-4 ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup / 75 g melted butter
1 cup / 200 g sugar
1 egg beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups / 190 g all purpose flour
1. Heat oven to 350F, Gas 4, 180 C
2. Mix butter and smashed bananas together
3. Add sugar, egg, and vanilla
4. Add baking soda and salt and mix well
5. Add flour and give it a final mix
6. Pour into a greased 4 x 8 inch loaf pan
7. Bake for 1 hour. Let cool on a wire rack.
Here are a few more delicious banana recipes for you to enjoy!
- 3-4 ripe bananas
- 1/3 cup / 75 g melted butter
- 1 cup / 200 g sugar
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cups / 190 g all purpose flour
Heat oven to 350F, Gas 4, 180 C
Mix butter and smashed bananas together
Add sugar, egg and vanilla
Add baking soda and salt and mix well
Add flour and give it a final mix
Pour in to a greased 4 x 8 inch loaf pan
Bake for 1 hour