Mary Berry's easy banana bread recipe can be prepared in just 15 minutes

Fresh banana pie.
Mary Berry banana recipe is tasty and only takes 15 minutes to prepare -Credit:Getty

Banana bread is a popular recipe that many turn to when they've allowed their yellow fruits to ripen too much and turn brown.

Mary Berry has shared a 'lovely' recipe for banana bread that takes just 15 minutes to prepare and an hour in the oven to cook, reports the Express.

She wrote: "This is a lovely, moist loaf which really doesn’t need to be buttered. It freezes extremely well. Any bananas left in the fruit bowl are ideal for this cake - the riper they are, the better."

Baking ingredients can often be a pain to shop for but thankfully, this recipe is so simple that you probably have all the ingredients you need in your kitchen cupboards. This is the perfect loaf to treat yourself on a lazy afternoon or when you need to use up the contents of your fruit bowl.

Try out the recipe below.

Mary Berry's banana loaf recipe


  • 225g of self-raising flour

  • 175g of caster sugar

  • 100g of butter (softened)

  • Two ripe bananas

  • Two eggs

  • Two tablespoons of milk

  • One teaspoon of baking powder

Kitchen equipment:

  • Loaf tin


Banana bread.
This is the best recipe to make yourself a tasty treat and use up any leftover bananas -Credit:Getty
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C and lightly grease your loaf tin before lining it with baking paper.

  2. Place all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir until combined.

  3. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth over the surface with a spoon.

  4. Place in the oven and bake for around an hour, until the loaf is well-risen and golden brown.

  5. Test the readiness of the loaf by inserting a toothpick into the centre of the loaf, and if it comes out clean the cake is ready to take out of the oven.

  6. Once ready, take out the oven and leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes. Then, use a knife to run across the sides of the loaf tin and turn the cake out.

  7. Remove the baking paper and leave on a wire rack to cool completely.

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