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14 banana bread recipes you need in your life

You can’t go wrong with good old banana bread. Whether you like your loaf classic, vegan, gluten-free, or jazzed up with extra chocolate chips, find our best banana bread recipes below. Still have some bananas you’d like to use up? Get extra inspiration with our best banana recipes. If you're in the mood for more baking, check out our amazing baking recipes.

  1. Classic banana bread recipes

    Why change a good thing? Our classic banana bread recipe is a great way to use on-the-turn bananas and is topped with icing and banana chips for a simple sweet treat. Or this easy brown banana loaf recipe is topped with demerara sugar for a rich caramel flavour. Give your loaf a vegan makeover by using oil instead of butter for a fluffy moist sponge or try our gluten-free version, which tastes best served warm, fresh from the oven and slathered in butter.

    Classic banana bread recipes
  2. Level-up your banana bread

    Give your bake a glow-up with our awesome banana bread recipe ideas. If you like chocolate, try this spiced banana and chocolate loaf or our kid-approved chocolate chip banana bread. This loaf channels the flavours of a banoffee pie, with whipped cream and vanilla fudge pieces for an epic dessert-inspired twist. Why not try something totally different with this Samoan banana cake (keke fa’i)? This great banana bread recipe uses readymade cake and is topped with softly whipped cream and rich dark chocolate icing.

    Level-up your banana bread
  3. Banana bread for brekkie

    Who said you can’t have cake for breakfast? This easy banana bread recipe is made with blueberries and Greek yogurt for a fruity twist. Or this coconut and chia seed banana bread is sweetened with dates – the best way to start your day off right. Try something completely new with this avocado and banana bread recipe. The avocado adds creaminess to the sponge, plus it’s free from refined sugar. Try making your loaf ahead of time to make busy mornings a little easier.

    Banana bread for brekkie
  4. Portable banana bread recipes

    Love banana bread but want something easier to pack up? Enjoy the flavours of banana bread in cupcake form with this easy recipe, which is topped with caramelised banana slices for a perfect picnic treat. Can’t decide between banana bread and cookies? Then these banana bread cookies are the bake for you. Or if you fancy something more elegant, our easy mini banana bread loaves are topped with pink icing and sugar flowers – a great bake for a special occasions.

    Portable banana bread recipes