Cafe-style banana bread recipe

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Ever noticed that the banana bread you buy for that sneaky morning tea is some sort of magical moist cakey-bready hybrid? Perfect for a morning tea treat for at home or school, come and see just how easy it is to make in your own kitchen!

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  • Makes : 1
  • Prep time : 20 mins
  • Cooking time : 1 hr

Cafe-style banana bread recipe

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1¾ cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • ½ tsp salt


This Chef In Training recipe is the very closest I’ve come to the banana bread holy grail – and you absolutely must cut it in nice big thick slices – and slather it with butter. Or that could be just me. No judgement please.

  • Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease and line a loaf tin (sized approximately 22cm x 12cm) and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, using a whisk or electric beaters, combine the eggs, buttermilk and oil until well mixed and smooth.
  • Add in the mashed bananas, both sugars, and the vanilla and mix well.
  • Sift in the flour, baking soda and salt and mix until just combined – don’t over mix!
  • Pour the mixture into your greased loaf tin and bake at 160°C for an hour. When the hour is up, insert a skewer – if it comes out dry, it’s done – if the skewer is wet, continue baking, checking every five minutes until done.
  • Let sit in the tin for five minutes after taking it out of the oven, then turn out onto cooling rack to cool completely.

Cut in thick slices and enjoy! 

Make sure to browse our recipe section for more great meal ideas and treats to try. 


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