Perfect Banana Bread Recipe

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 slices


  • 225 grams self-raising flour
  • 100 grams pecan nuts chopped
  • 100 grams dried banana slices
  • 75 grams unsalted butter softened
  • 75 grams caster sugar
  • 3 over-ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp Canadian maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • A few whole pecans and banana to decorate


  1. Weigh out your ingredients first and line a 2lb loaf tin with non-stick paper, butter and flour. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius.

  2. Add in the mashed banana, eggs, vanilla, and maple syrup and whisk again for 2 minutes.

  3. Cream the butter and eggs into a large mixing bowl with an electric whisk until pale.

  4. Sift in the flower and baking powder. Before stirring in, add the sliced dried bananas, chopped pecans and fold in gently, until just combined.

  5. Pour into the loaf tin and bake in the centre of the oven for 50-55 minutes until you can stick a skewer all the way through and pull it out clean.

  6. Turn it out onto a plate to cool and place on more dried banana sliced, whole pecans on top and drizzle over, maple syrup. Serve in generous slices.