Lunchbox Banana Bread

clock 15 minutes + 45 minutes bowl Serves 8


  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 ripe bananas, well mashed
  • 125 g butter, melted, cooled
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
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  • 1. Preheat oven to, 180°C (160°C fan forced). Lightly grease and line a 10 x 20cm loaf pan.

  • 2. Sift flour and cinnamon together into a large mixing bowl. Stir in sugar.

  • 3. In a large jug, combine bananas, butter, eggs, milk and vanilla. Using a wooden spoon, lightly mix banana mixture into the flour mixture until just combined. Be careful not to over-mix it.

  • 4. Pour mixture into pan, smoothing the top with the wooden spoon. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until cooked. To test it insert a skewer in to the loaf and if it comes out clean its cooked. Cool in pan for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely. Serve sliced with butter, if liked.

  • Tip: This loaf freezes well whole or in slices. Place slices straight from the freezer into the lunchbox. It will defrost by lunchtime and help to keep your lunchbox cool.

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