Banana Bread


100g margarine
80g caster sugar
2 eggs
3 large ripe bananas
100g self-raising flour
100g wholemeal self-raising flour (or another 100g of self-raising flour if you don’t have this)
1 teaspoon of mixed spice


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180oC / Gas mark 4
  2. Line a loaf tin with greaseproof baking paper
  3. Add the margarine and sugar into a large bowl and use a mixing spoon to cream them together until fluffy
  4. Mash the bananas in a separate bowl
  5. Gradually beat the eggs, one at a time, into the margarine and sugar mixture
  6. Stir in the mashed bananas
  7. Sieve the flour and mixed spice into the mixture and fold until combined
  8. Pour the mixture into the lined loaf tin, place on the middle shelf of the oven and cook for 1 hour
  9. Check that the banana bread has cooked by sticking a clean knife or skewer into the thickest part of it. If it comes out without anything sticking to it, it’s cooked.
  10. Leave to cool on a rack and cut into slices.

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