Food Monday ~ Banana Loaf

This recipe has been around since Elly’s first term in Home Economics. Adding the nuts was the only change I made.

Banana Loaf
Preheat oven to 190°C

150gr plain flour
50gr wheaten meal (Wholemeal)
100gr sugar
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
100gr butter or margarine
2 eggs beaten
2 Bananas mashed.
A few walnuts chopped (optional)
Sift all the dry ingredients. Add the eggs, butter or margarine and banana and nuts.
Mix well. Pour into a prepared 2lb loaf tin.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

19 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Banana Loaf

  1. steph

    Truly Scrumptious! GM

    “You’re truly truly scrumptious
    Scrumptious as a cherry peach parfait
    When you’re near us
    It’s so delicious
    Honest Truly, you’re the answer to our wishes” 😀

  2. steph

    Funny you should say that, GM…
    (you must have been over at my place this am!)

    I had a bowl of Ready brek (yuk!) because someone (well-qualified) told me it’s better than pro-biotics.

    Ready brek helps to re-establish gut flora after a course of antibiotics. Don’t ask me how, but it does apparently.

    It has me singing anyhow. Can you hear me? 😀

  3. Grannymar Post author


    That is a new one to me. Mind you if it includes milk, I won’t go near it.

    Now I have been known to say that comments are the food for bloggers. Do you think I could eat the comments 🙄

  4. Thriftcriminal

    Nice, I baked one a while back but the smalls didn’t take to it for some reason, so no demand for a repeat performance. Personally I thought it was yum. Made some rye bread at the weekend with a pre-prepared packet from Lidl, turned out well, so breakfast is sorted for the week. Seems to keep the hunger at bay very effectively anyway.

  5. Geri Atric

    Sounds delicious! Is Home Economics the ‘new’ name for Domestic Science? I got a 3 out of 10 for my jam tarts, way back in 1960 in a D.S. class. Maybe if I had had a ‘grannymar’ as teacher, I’d have done a lot better!

  6. stwidgie

    Wow, GM, areyou psychic? I just pulled my loaf of banana bread out of the oven. My recipe’s a little different. People say it’s “not too sweet” and apparently mean that favorably.

    Bowl 1: 2 cups all-purpose flour, half teaspoon each of baking powder and baking soda, quarter-teaspoon salt, quarter teaspoon nutmeg.

    Bowl 2: 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup softened butter, 1 egg.

    Bowel 3: 2/3 cup mashed bananas (about two) and 3 tablespoons buttermilk.

    Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ones and add at least a half cup of walnuts. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350F for 45-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

    It freezes very well, and keeps for ages in the fridge. Favorite way to serve: toast a slice and put vanilla ice cream on top, maybe a little caramel sauce, too.

    I’ll have to try yours!

  7. Grannymar Post author

    @Steph – Would you like to share? 🙄

    @Thrifty – I like rye bread, I must try that mix from Lidl.

    @Geri – It was called Domestic Science when I was at school, was Home Economics when Elly was there and no doubt it has changed names several times since!

    @stwidgie – your version sounds nice as does the way you suggest serving it. Thrifty might get away with that one for his girls. 😀

  8. Magpie 11

    Instead of Reddy Brek try porridge oats cooked in apple Juice
    or juice of your choice!

    It’s the oats wot does it….like when you put a bale of barley straw in a pond to clear the water….bugs establish on t reet quick!

    As fo banana loaf…I’ll fore go that pleasure…tho herself likes it!

  9. Grannymar Post author

    @Steph – You will have to try harder… I am not a Ready Brek fan.

    @Magpie – I eat museli and pour orange or pineapple juice on it!

  10. steph


    I’m not a Ready Brek fan either, that’s why I’m trying to do a swap!

    @ Magpie

    I’m told on good authority (someone who works in infection control), that Ready brek is the way to go…

    I’d much prefer my own organic porridge 🙁

    Maybe I could add the blooming Ready Brek to the banana bread recipe? 💡

  11. Grannymar Post author


    I do have a recipe for an All Bran Loaf and a Wheetabix Loaf, but no Readybrek loaf.

  12. Baino

    Great . . I just happen to have a couple of ripe narnies in the fruit bowl and this appeals to my not so sweet tooth . . .you can keep your porridge folks! Prison food . . . although my horsies like oats with molasses!

  13. Rhona

    Yum, I just ran a Google search to find a tasty way to change three over-ripe bananas into healthy school snack food for my five-year-old. Will be trying this recipe out with her when she comes home today. Thanks and will report back the results!


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