banana bread recipe feature - banana bread with walnuts surrounded by figs

Banana bread is one of the easiest things to bake. It’s great for keeping the kids busy while they’re at home, and it’s delicious sliced up for a snack or with a cuppa in the afternoon.

Although banana bread is a good way to use up overripe bananas, you don’t have to wait until they go brown to get your bake on. If you’ve got firmer bananas, simply pop them in a low oven (no need to peel) until the skins are brown all over. Leave to cool a little, then peel and mash away! Short of eggs? Need an easy recipe for the kids? Or you want a fancy loaf for the weekend? We’ve picked our favourite banana bread recipes for you to have a go at.

Download our #cookingbuddies banana bread recipe and colouring in sheet to get the kids involved and keep them entertained!

This is a super-tasty treat. You don’t need any fancy equipment for this recipe – just a bowl and a wooden spoon will do.

This beautiful figgy banana bread recipe uses nutrient-rich wholemeal flour, nuts, seeds, good oil and the natural sweetness of figs, rather than adding sugar. It makes a brilliant breakfast, especially with a little nut butter, natural yoghurt and fruit. What a way to start the day!

Rise to the challenge of this brilliant banana bread recipe. It’s yeasted, so it takes a little longer to make, but it’s well worth the extra effort. If you’re short on eggs, this banana bread is the one for you.

This super-special banana bread is served with chocolate-orange butter for a real bit of indulgence! It’s especially good grilled in thick slices and spread with the chocolate butter while still hot. Mmm…

A cracking little banana bread recipe that uses dairy-free spread instead of butter, with ground almonds as well as flour to make it really squidgy and moist.