Just call me Bev: Banana Bread

Do you hear that? It’s silence. My children are in bed and I couldn’t be happier with that result. School went back today and I had two emotional ladies on my hands. Harper was BESIDE herself this morning in floods of tears because Daisy was “leaving” her for the day. Daisy did remarkably well and pulled herself together and headed off without a sideways glance (phew). I? Well I had a very normal day, washing and getting back into the School term groove – I think I need the routine just as much as they do.

I had some over ripe bananas ready for the bin, a two year old who told me she was “HUNGRY” every 5-7 minutes so there was just ONE thing to do. Bake the shit out of some banana bread.

Bev’s Banana Bread
: 1 & 3/4 cups SR flour
: 1/4 cup plain flour
: 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
: 2/3 cup brown sugar (pack it in nice and tight)
: 1/2 cup milk
: 2 eggs
: 50 grams butter melted
: 2 over ripe bananas (I used three because I am greedy)

: Get the hungry kid to mash the bananas

: Sift all the dry ingredients together and make a well in the centre

: Add all the wet ingredients to the mashed banana then mix the two together

: Line & grease a loaf tin & bake in 180 degree oven for 45-50 mins (or when skewer comes out clean)

: Tell hungry kid to go and sit out in the winter sunshine

: And watch that cake get smashed. Leave remainder on bench for you to pick at each and every time you go into the kitchen which is A LOT. I eat my cake just like that too.

Recipe originally taken from taste.com.au


  1. That is the ONLY way to eat cake πŸ˜‰

  2. Don’t you just love a good banana bread..and a quiet kid eating said banana bread πŸ˜‰

  3. Sounds yummy! Next time u have overripe bananas you should pop over to my blog and take a peek at my banana cake with Passionfruit icing it’s sooooo yummy!! πŸ™‚

  4. There is nothing better than some good banana bread! Except maybe banana bread muffins. I am SUCH a sucker for a muffin!
    Next time I have some overripe bananas I will give your recipe a try!

  5. Nice work with the Baking. I myself love to bake. So soothing and comforting.

    The Baby stayed awake for about 20 seconds after Old Mr FF arrived home from golf and was tucked in at 6.40 pm. Bliss.

    I luff him, but I luff him asleep too.

    I really like your blog. It’s definitely in one of my top 5. I can’t put my finger on why. I really like your commitment to Domestic Minutiae. And your garden is excellent.


  6. Dude, I have a bunch of bananas in my freezer for any such time that banana bread is required. I just peel em, slice em up, bang em in a ziplock and bam – you can have banana cake any old day of the week. I’m particularly proud of my banana baking repertoire! Bravo Bethy!

  7. Gimme

  8. If we call it banana bread instead of banana cake, does that make it slightly better for us? Gorgeous photos of the cake smashing hungry kid.

  9. Cute! Sounds delicious, I’m now wanting a piece real bad xo

  10. i think it tastes better when you eat it like that πŸ˜‰

  11. Oh that looks very tasty!!

  12. I use the same receipe but add a little cinnamon in the batter and sprinkle raw sugar on the top before it goes in the oven…. HEAVEN!!!! Stuff the kids…never makes it that far the adults usually gorge first

  13. add sultanas.

    trust me.

    I hate the dried up things any other time but in fresh hot banana bread OH MAH GAH.

    Do it and I will guarantee you will be saying thankyou Kelley.

    What the hell, say it now anyway.

  14. thanks for sharing your banana bread recipe and I enjoyed watching your stint on Tv this morning πŸ™‚

  15. This is seriously the yummiest banana bread recipe. I made it recently too and I had every intention that it would serve as an afternoon snack for the following few days. It didn’t last til dinner time.

  16. Tried this last night, first time I’ve ever made banana bread. Wow! So tasty, and very easy to make! Oh, and the mashing bananas part is fun for the adults too. Thanks!

  17. Lisa Mckenzie says

    I have some ready for the bin too I will make this ASAP x

  18. I was looking for a banana bread recipe and of course went straight to your site, but looking through the pics, isn’t that little gorgeous girl above (scoffing the cake), the absolute spitting image of her littlest sister now??? Uncanny! You’d think it was Maggie there….


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