Super Fast Banana Bread

Banana Bread | Eat In Style by Feritta

This recipe is PERFECT (yes it is) when you are are time-poor but want to bake up a delicious treat really fast and a fantastic way to use up over-ripe bananas.

This recipe was kindly shared with me by my sister-in-law and fellow foodie and I have used it a million times because it so easy! I add in mixed spice and walnuts sometimes but it is purely optional, even without it, it still tastes great. I also substitute brown sugar for caster as it gives a homely flavor to the end result.

There is no need to write a long post because it is so easy and simple - just pop it all in a bowl, mix and bake!


2 large bananas mashed

125g | 4.5 ounces butter at room temperature

100g | 1/2 cup brown sugar (you can use caster sugar if you want but brown gives a "warmer flavor")

1 egg

220g | 1 + 1/2 cups | 8 ounces self-raising flour

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon mixed spice (optional)

Some walnuts to "dress"the top of the cake (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Grease and line a 21cm x 11cm | 8" x 4" loaf pan and set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the mashed bananas, butter, caster sugar, egg, self-raising flour, milk and mixed spice into a bowl and mix until just combined.

  3. Pour into your prepared cake pan, top with walnuts if using and bake for 35-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean or the top springs back lightly when touched.

  4. Enjoy sliced as is, or with some butter - so good!