Of late, I’d usually find myself with a few bananas that are way too ripe by the end of the week. This gives me the perfect opportunity to whip them up into something yummy for the weekend, and it’s always the usual suspects – either make them into pancakes, muffins or cakes.

Upon the request of a certain 3-year-old who was feeling a little under the weather this weekend, I decided to try out this recipe video from Tastemade. They never fail to make things look so quick and easy on their videos!

This recipe was fairly simple and it took about an hour to complete, from prep work to baking. I added my own twist to the banana bread by throwing in a pack of raisins.

banana bread recipe


For this you will need:

3 bananas

6 tbsp vegetable oil (I used olive oil)

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla essence

1/4 tsp salt

1.5 cups plain flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 small pack of raisins



1. Pre-heat oven to 180C.

2. Mash bananas and mix in oil and sugar. Then add the egg, vanilla essence and salt.

3. Mix flour, baking soda and baking powder in a separate bowl. Add this to the wet ingredients mixed earlier on.

4. Throw in the pack of raisins and mix well.

5. Once combined, pour mixture into a loaf pan lined with baking paper. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes.

banana bread recipe



  • You can incorporate your favourite toppings in this recipe such as dried apricots/cranberries/pineapple, or even chocolate chips.
  • Lining the loaf pan with baking paper makes washing up so much easier thereafter. Alternatively, you may also grease the pan with butter or oil.
  • I find the final product of this recipe a tad too dry. If you prefer it to be more moist, do add on the oil.