Grandma’s banana bread is a favourite with my children, even my non-banana loving daughter. It is moist and light, and packed full of the beautiful flavour of banana.
Think comfort food at it’s best. I love a slice of this with a cup of tea mid afternoon. Ah, bliss!
For those of you who have ever had the privilege of meeting my amazing mum, you will know what a fantastic cook she was. Always kind and generous, she loved to cook and took such great joy in caring for her family and friends. This banana bread is one of the first recipes I ever learned from her.
And since it’s so easy to put together, it has been a wonderful one to bake with my children over the years. From peeling and mashing bananas, to cracking eggs and measuring up ingredients: this is a brilliant little recipe to do with very young children as an introduction to baking and learning lots of new skills too.
And at some point, every household will end up with bananas uneaten and overripe, right? There is so much that can be done with them: banana bread of course is the reason for this post! You can also make my banoffee crumble don’t forget, which is another yummy one to do with the kids!
Now I know there are many many recipes for banana bread out there. This one is one of the simplest I have come across, using ingredients that are pretty staple in any home. And, as an added bonus, there is honestly not much that can go wrong with it!
We always put walnuts into our loaf, and sometimes raisins too if we feel like it. You can absolutely swap everything out if you wish, or use different nuts or dried fruit too. In our family, we’ve just found we prefer walnuts and raisins.
Everyone has a favourite banana bread recipe right? This one is a firm favourite of mine, for all the memories it has given us as a family, baking with our children over the years.
Thank you, mum, for this beautiful and delicious recipe, and all the joy it has given over the years. Friends, I really hope you too will enjoy Grandma’s banana bread as much as we have.
Happy baking, friends!