Mary Berry’s Banana Bread | Recipes

Mary Berry’s Banana Bread | Recipes

I’ve used Mary Berry’s banana bread recipe for years now, and it’s by far my favourite. It’s so fluffy and tastes amazing! It’s a huge favourite of my University friends as well when I make it, and completely foolproof.

I decided to make a loaf the other day with my boyfriend, so thought I’d share with you my take on Mary Berry’s banana bread recipe!


100g Softened Butter
175g Caster Sugar
2 Large Eggs
2 Ripe Bananas (mashed)
225g Self Raising Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
2 tbsp Milk

Banana 1


First off, I preheat the oven to 180 C / Fan 160 C / Gas 4, and grease a loaf tin with butter. This recipe only makes one loaf.

Mary Berry is a big fan of putting all the ingredients in the bowl in one go, but I like to add all my dry ingredients into the bowl first and give them a little mix around, before adding the butter and rubbing it through my fingers until combined.

I then add the rest of the ingredients, and beat until smooth. (As smooth as can be, considering there are lumps of banana in this mixture.)

Turn out your mixture into your greased loaf tin and pop into the oven for 45 minutes. The recipe says to put it into the oven for 1 hour, but I find that an hour is too long for my oven. I’d recommend putting it in for 40 minutes, and checking it with a knife and making your own judgement on how much longer to put the bread in for.

Banana 5

Push and knife into the middle of the banana bread to check it, and once it comes out clean, it is ready!

Leave it to cool in the tin for 5 minutes or so, before turning it out onto a wire rack and letting it cool properly. (Or, if you’re like me, just start eating it at this point!)

Mary Berry's banana bread recipe

I love making banana bread, especially this recipe. If I ever feel like baking but I’m stuck on what to make, this is my go to bake!

Let me know if you have tried this recipe before, or if you do try it out in the future! (Send me some pics on Twitter @ bekslaing if you do.) I hope you liked this post, and have a lovely day!

~ Beka



  1. May 24, 2018 / 6:31 am

    I’m the only person I know who likes banana bread but I’d still make this knowing I’d have to eat it all 😅

    • May 24, 2018 / 8:44 am

      I like your mentality! It’s so hard not to eat it all in one go, honestly there’s been so many times I’ve had to stop myself from eating it all haha 🤦‍♀️

    • May 24, 2018 / 11:22 am

      You definitely should! Let me know how it goes!

  2. May 24, 2018 / 2:56 pm

    I used to love banana bread so much for morning breakfast! This looks like a really good recipe for it too!

    • May 24, 2018 / 4:17 pm

      Banana bread for breakfast sounds heavenly 😍 it’s my favourite by far!

  3. mflick1942
    May 24, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    Yummy! I would just add chocolate chips! I love a good banana bread recipe!

    • May 24, 2018 / 4:18 pm

      I’ve had one with chocolate chips before, and also one with raspberries, and hazelnuts! I think it’s fun to experience with the basic recipe, but I also love plain, old banana bread, too!

  4. May 24, 2018 / 4:19 pm

    Oh wow. I don’t even like banana but I had to click on this because it looked so beautifully cooked! It looks absolutely delicious. Great recipe x


    • May 24, 2018 / 4:30 pm

      Thank you so much, Sophie! I hope you’re having a lovely day x

  5. May 24, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    This looks so goood and delicious. Although, I do not eat eggs, is there a substitute?

    • May 24, 2018 / 4:37 pm

      Thank you! You can always take out the eggs and replace them with extra baking powder and extra banana for the rise and moisture!

  6. May 24, 2018 / 4:37 pm

    Oh wow this looks so yummy! I haven’t had banana bread in the longest time but I’m craving it now, will definitely have to use this recipe x

    Andrea | Trxpical Andrea

    • May 24, 2018 / 4:40 pm

      Thanks, Andrea! It really is, let me know if you do try it out, I’d love to see your take on this recipe, too! ☺️

  7. May 24, 2018 / 4:40 pm

    Yum! This looks so tasty! 💖 Banana bread is delicious, I need to make some! Thanks for sharing the recipe Beka and gorgeous photography! 😘 xx

    Bexa |

    • May 24, 2018 / 4:47 pm

      If you do, send me some pictures, I’d love to see what you end up doing with the recipe! Thank you Bexa, you’re so sweet, as always 💖 xx

  8. May 24, 2018 / 4:45 pm

    Oh I love a good banana bread! I’ll be definitely trying your recipe 🙂 thanks for sharing this 🙂

    • May 24, 2018 / 4:51 pm

      Me too, one of my favourite bakes! Let me know how it goes if you do try it out, I’d love to see!

  9. May 24, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    I love banana bread! Great recipe. I like to add blue berries when I make one.

    • May 27, 2018 / 4:52 pm

      Nice! I’ve never added blueberries before, but definitely something I’ll try next time!

    • May 27, 2018 / 4:55 pm

      It’s amazing, one of my favourites! Let me know if you do!

    • May 27, 2018 / 5:04 pm

      Thank you! Ah that’s understandable, but do let me know if you try it once you get back! And have a good holiday ☺️

  10. jay
    May 24, 2018 / 6:21 pm

    I’m going to have to try this recipe! I love banana bread, the recipe I use has been modified over the last couple of years to the point that I don’t even remember the original recipe, but I can tell you it makes 4 loaves because my family loooooves it!

    • May 27, 2018 / 5:07 pm

      I can understand how you make so much, I think I could finish a loaf off myself let alone sharing it with friends and family 😂

  11. May 24, 2018 / 6:25 pm

    I love banana bread, it’s such an easy repine and tastes so good! I’m definitely going to make some this weekend 🙂
    Love, Cally x

    • May 27, 2018 / 5:08 pm

      Yes, please do!!! Let me know how it turns out ☺️

  12. May 24, 2018 / 6:29 pm

    I absolutely love Mary Berry’s Recipes! I haven’t tried the Banana bread yet but it seems kind of healthy? Xx

    • May 27, 2018 / 5:21 pm

      I guess it’s sort of healthy, it’s not too sugary! It tastes amazing, too!

  13. May 24, 2018 / 7:47 pm

    This looks so good I’ll have to try it out ASAP!

    • May 27, 2018 / 5:32 pm

      You definitely should, it’s so worth it!

  14. May 24, 2018 / 7:47 pm

    Looks like a great recipe. I’m not a fan of banana bread but will deffo be passing this on to my mum! Thanks for sharing.

    Molly |,

    • May 27, 2018 / 5:36 pm

      I hope she enjoys it as much as I do!

  15. julietlylillyrose
    May 30, 2018 / 2:23 am

    YUM! I love banana bread. To make this recipe vegan, I would sub regular butter with vegan butter, the eggs with an extra banana and some applesauce, and the milk with some almond milk. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • May 30, 2018 / 7:39 am

      Thank you! Yeah, I think that is what I would do, too. Didn’t think about the applesauce though, that would be a good substitute and would give it a different dimension! Thanks!

  16. June 23, 2018 / 1:53 pm

    YUMMY! i am going to convert the measurements (I’m in the US) and make this tomorrow.
    Ok, now I’m hungry!

    • June 24, 2018 / 12:11 pm

      Yay, I’m so excited! Let me know how it turns out and if you like it – it’s honestly one of the best and foolproof recipes for banana bread I’ve tried ☺️

  17. June 30, 2018 / 9:05 am

    Mmm this looks amazing! I will be picking up the ingredients next time time I do my food shop!! X

    • July 2, 2018 / 1:53 pm

      I’m so glad I could convince you to try it – let me know how it goes! X

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