Banana bread is a type of bread made from mashed bananas. Its sweet (I love to use the term yummy), it’s moist, healthy and easy to make. The aroma is so tempting. I once had a burn on my finger because I could not wait to cut into this bread (lesson learnt though!). Banana bread is made from over ripe bananas, so, if you are currently staring at that too ripe banana on your counter, not to worry, you don’t have to throw them away, give them a good mash and bake up this banana bread.

It’s yummy…. soooooo yummy.  

Asides the yummy taste, there’s more to this snack. I will be giving you details on the ingredients needed to make a good banana bread, how to prepare it, the best time of the day to eat it, what to combine it with and the nutritional benefits of it, thank me later.


For a medium loaf of banana bread, you need:

  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 125g of butter
  • 1 tin of Evaporated Milk (preferably peak milk because its creamy)
  • 4 fresh eggs (room temperature eggs)
  • ½ teaspoon of yeast
  • 2 over ripe bananas (use very ripe but firm bananas)
  • 1 cup (150g) of plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt



Tools needed:


  • Egg Whisk.
  • An oven ( preferably the one with a top and down heating capability)
  • Spatulas
  • Sieve
  • Bread pan
  • Measuring cups or kitchen scale
  • Bowls


  • Pour the Milk in a cup and warm it up for about 30 seconds in the microwave oven.
  • Add the yeast to the milk, stir and set the mixture aside.
  • Mix the flour, sugar, salt and baking soda in a dry bowl  
  • Melt the butter.
  • Mash the banana either with a fork or a potato masher till as smooth as possible.
  • Whisk the eggs.
  • Add the mashed bananas, the butter and the milk and yeast mixture, then stir.   
  • Pour into a bread pan.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 170 degree Celsius (350F) for 1 hour.
  • The banana bread is done when a wooden skewer inserted into the bread comes out clean. The bread also springs back when you press it down.
  • Place it on a rack for about 5 minutes then bring it out of the pan.
  • Then lay on the rack till it has cooled down to a comfortable temperature
  • Slice and enjoy!


Banana bread can be best enjoyed with a hot chocolate drink, chilled fruit juice, chilled yoghurt or a cup of coffee. This banana bread is the perfect solution to a healthy breakfast treat with that cup of coffee or chocolate, or even a lunch snack. It is also the perfect thing to bake on a rainy day with a hot cup of beverage. When you have a taste of this bread, you will know why I love it so much. You can store it by slicing it up, and wrapping in individual slices to store in your fridge.


Of course it contains cholesterol, but it also contains very healthy nutrients like protein, vitamin A, calcium, vitaminB6, vitamin C, Iron, vitamin B12, potassium and calcium. The banana in the bread also serves as a dietary fiber. Even a lame man knows that fruits are healthy. Hmmm…come to think of it, I think I know why I am not robust yet, it’s because I don’t just love food, I always try to eat healthy foods like my delicious banana bread. Eat this and enjoy not just the yummy taste, but also get healthy nutrients from it, like I said earlier, thank me later!