Banana Loaf : Baking With Abbie

Anyone who knows me can vouch for the fact that baking is not my strong point; in fact lets just say any form of cooking! I do like to try and give something a whirl and in all honesty I was dead impressed with myself with this one! I am not going to claim to be the next Mary Berry but if I carry on impressing myself like this, I will definitely be close! Just like myself, I did not want this Banana Loaf to be your plain jane type of loaf but to be a little different and that is exactly what I did, I gave it a little twist. I incorporated cinnamon and chocolate chips into this one and it was by far the best decision ever!  

These are the ingredients I used but they can be adapted how you personally prefer.

250g self-raising flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 
1 teaspoon of salt - I have a salt grinder so I just did a few twists of this
3 bananas, the riper the better
1 tablespoon of milk
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, if you want more go for it!
110g softened butter
200g caster sugar
2 eggs 
Chocolate chips, as many as you like!! 

You will need to preheat the oven to 170ยบ and you will need to line or grease a loaf tin for our banana loaf. 

(Be prepared you need 3 bowls!!)
Bowl 1: Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt together in this bowl. 
Bowl 2: Mash up the bananas and combine the milk and cinnamon together. 
Bowl 3: Beat together the sugar and butter and then add in the eggs one and a time and ensure beaten well in-between each addition.
Next we are narrowing it down to one bowl for all. 
Firstly, add the banana mixture (bowl 2) to the butter mixture (bowl 3). Then add the dry mixture from bowl 1 to this final bowl gradually and mix well. Now the fun bit, add in the chocolate chips and make sure they are spread throughout the mixture nicely. 

Finally, pour the final mixture into the pre-greased/lined loaf tin and place in the oven to bake. I had the mixture in for 1 hour before sticking a knife into the centre of the loaf and it coming out clean. If the knife still comes out with uncooked mixture on, leave in for longer until it does come out clean.

Around 10/15 minutes before the loaf was cooked fully, I popped some chocolate chips into the top of the loaf to melt a little into the cake! You don't have to do this but it's adding more chocolate so I was keen. 

The bit no one likes is leaving it to cool but honestly it tastes so good when it has cooled down thoroughly! Be patient. 

Hope you enjoy this recipe and would love to know if you try it out! 
What is a recipe you enjoy baking?

Much love 



  1. I am bad at baking...I'll try this one out, looks yummy and easy...sooo wish me luck ;)

    1. you've got this!! it is so straight forward, it's an easy one if you are bad like me! haha

  2. This looks delicious! I really enjoy making brownies or cookies as they're super easy and taste lush, but I might test my skills and give this a go x

    Lily | Covet Luxe

  3. After seeing this, me and boyfriend made this load and it was so, so gorgeous (despite slightly burning the top - lol). I did personally think it needed a little bit more cinnamon added but I'm a HUGE cinnamon lover so it'll be the perfect amount for someone who likes a more subtle taste. Such a gorgeous bake though!
    Alice Xx