- 125g butter, softened
- 1 cup (175g) brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups mashed banana
- 1¾ cups (255g) plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted
- 1 teaspoon baking powder, sifted
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of (baking) soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅓ cup (115g) golden syrup
- butter, extra, to serve
- Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F). Place the butter, sugar and vanilla in an electric mixer and beat for 8–10 minutes or until pale and creamy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
- Gradually add the eggs and beat well to combine. Add the banana, flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and golden syrup and stir to combine.
- Spoon the mixture into a 26cm x 11cm (2.5 litre-capacity) lightly greased loaf tin lined with baking paper. Bake for 60–65 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.
- Cool in the tin for 20 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Slice and serve with the extra butter. Serves 6–8.
This is my go to Banana Bread. It is the best. The only thing I do different, I also add a handful of rough chopped walnuts.
donna hay team
Hi Patti, In the US, we recommend using dark corn syrup instead of golden syrup. Happy baking! The DH Team
I am anxious to try your recipe. I live in the US. What is golden syrup? Thank you
My favourite banana bread recipe and I’ve tried a few. So adaptable and a simple single bowl mix. Soo good!
Yum! Easily adaptable recipe and turns out so well. I added extra banana and reduced the sugar and maple syrup. Turned out beautifully. A keeper!
Hi everyone, listen up. You think the banana bread you are making using a different recipe is the best, right? WRONG!!I am telling you right here and now, this is a sign for you to make this banana bread. It will CHANGE YOUR LIFE. This is the best banana bread I ever made. This is also the only banana bread I have ever made. This will continue to be the only banana bread I ever make. It is so soft and delicious, I eat half of it right as it comes out of the oven. I sacrifice my mouth, burning it just to taste its splendour. Life hack: put ricotta and honey as a topping, 10/10. I love you Donna Hay.
Love this one. Very easy to make. We used treacle instead of golden syrup and we go heavy on the cinnamon and a touch of ground ginger coz we love them
I make this banana bread all the time. I often substitute 1/2 banana for 1/2 cup cauliflower, which is delicious. The kids love it and it’s perfect for lunchboxes.
As a novice baker, I found this recipe extremely simple to tackle and the result was fantastic. Easily the best banana bread I’ve ever tasted. I also added some chopped walnuts through the batter as I happened to have a few.
This is the BEST banana bread recipe I’ve made! And I’ve made a few! Super moist, full of favour, but not too sweet. I did add slightly less sugar and golden syrup than the recipe says though. It has been a hit in my household!
Well gosh, I made the mistake of baking this beauty today.The husband is yet to sample it but once he does, its going to be a regular for the tins in the cupboard if it makes it there. I had to try a piece as the smell was amazing! So with my little son fast asleep, I made my cup of tea and cut a piece still slightly warm added a spread of butter . Three words came to mind. .Magical! .Self Control.!!! Thanks Donna and team love it
This was amazing!!! We had a slice as soon as it was cool enough to eat and it was beautiful!! I didn’t have golden syrup so subbed with Maple syrup and I added walnuts as we like some crunch. I think next time I’ll add just 1/2 cup sugar and add 1/4 dates. Thanks Donna!!!
I bake in a large muffin tin and then freeze they are great for a golf snack as I’m playing.. I also add walnuts and sultanas… fabulous recipe
So delicious every time. Today I added 1/4 cup of dried cranberries & white choc chips
donna hay team
Hi Hanadi, we haven’t tested this as one large version so we can’t guarantee it will turn out the same. As it is a simple recipe to mix I suggest baking them individually. The DH Team.
I’ve made this loads and it turns out faultless each time. Love this recipe
Simply fantastic thank you. I just reduced the amount of sugar to 85gm personal preference
Thanks from Dubai !!
I would like to bake this banana bread for 24 people but I don’t want to bake it 3 times. Did anyone tried to bake 3 recipies in one go and used a bigger baking tray.
donna hay team
Hi, Madeleine. Yes, you certainly could use maple syrup. Enjoy! The DH Team.
Caroline, I just replaced the eggs with flax ‘eggs’. Google it, I use them all the time to replace eggs in cooking. Either ground flax seeds, or chia seeds.