recipe: my mother’s banana bread

terrablush banana bread recipe

my mother’s banana bread


i’m not a huge bread fan, but this one takes the cake. it’s moist, sweet, and it’s hard to stop at just one slice. i love the chunky bits of banana inside, and it looks good enough to be served to dinner guests or a gift to a dinner party.



  • 0.5 tbsp unsalted butter just to grease the baking dish
  • 200g of all purpose flour
  • 0.5 tsp of sea salt
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder
  • 0.5 tsp baking soda
  • 113g of unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp of grapeseed oil
  • 2 tsp of pure vanilla extract
  • 4 ripe bananas (separate 1 of them)


  1. preheat oven to 175c and grease the baking dish bottom and sides – i use an 8″ square baking dish
  2. combine flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder into a mixing bowl
  3. in another bowl, combine the soften butter and sugar and whisk well
  4. add 2 eggs (make sure they’re of room temperature), oil and vanilla extract into the butter and whisk
  5. mash the 3 bananas with a fork and add into egg mixture
  6. pour in flour mixture into the egg mixture and stir until it’s well blended
  7. pour the batter into the greased pan and spread evenly
  8. slice the separated single banana into half and decorate on top of the mixture
  9. put the pan into the oven and bake for one hour, check if it’s ready by inserting a tooth pick and the center (it should come out clean)
  10. remove baking dish and let it cool for 20 minutes before slicing

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