“Life is short for a store bought banana bread”

1st June 2020

It’s the coldest first day of winter in Melbourne in 77 years according to the weatherman. Yes, we have winter in June while on the other side of the world, people are basking under the sun as summer commences. Well, observing social distancing I hope. Currently, we live on cozy knitted socks and a hot cup of tea with a snack on the side to cheer us up in this gloomy and chilly weather down under. We have decided to share our simple and easy recipe for a moist banana bread. We have heaps of bananas in the kitchen counter as our kids love them. You can enjoy it anytime of the day, they’re quite versatile as simple as it is.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar {1/2 brown,1/2 white}
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk/sour milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • dash of cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts {optional}
  • chia seeds for topping {optional}


  1. Preheat oven 350 F/175 C degrees for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until it is well combined. Add eggs, sour milk/buttermilk, vanilla and mashed bananas.
  3. Gradually add all the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture and continue mixing.
  4. Once everything is combined, pour the batter into a loaf pan with parchment/baking paper.
  5. Sprinkle chia seeds or nuts on top. You can also combine them in the batter if you like.
  6. Bake in the oven at 150 C degrees for 50 minutes or until a bamboo skewer/cake tester comes out clean. Check oven from time to time at 30 minutes into baking.
  7. Take the bread out of the oven to cool down a bit and transfer to a serving dish.
  8. Enjoy with a hot cup of tea!

***PS. This is our own recipe, you can tweak them if you like. You can use all brown sugar or substitute the sugar with maple syrup, honey, coco sugar, etc for a healthier version. Likewise, you can add chocolate chips and nuts. It is best to use overly ripe bananas for full flavor. The bread tastes better overnight.



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