Banana Loaf

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I make this recipe most weeks – the kids love it and it is great for lunch boxes.


  • 100 g butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup natural yoghurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup mashed over-ripe bananas (2-3 bananas)




Preheat oven to 180 C.
Melt butter, remove from heat, add sugar, eggs, yoghurt and vanilla. Beat with egg beater for a minute or two til creamy. Sift together flour and baking soda. Fold dry ingredients into creamed mixture alternately with bananas. Pour into 20 cm loaf pan greased and bottom lined with baking paper. Bake for 1 hour. Cool in pan.

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5 thoughts on “Banana Loaf

  1. A very nice loaf recipe which hadn’t dried out after 5 days like some I’ve made (the miracle is it lasted that long in the tin)! Will become a mainstay for this house thanks.

  2. Helen & Tony,listen to you every week,great to have you back Helen. I am going to make the banana loaf this weekend,haven’t made a banana loaf for years.Thought I would make one for my daughter,so she can have it for school lunch boxes.
    Regards to you both
    Sandra Goodwin.