My sister in law was over at the weekend and mentioned making banana bread which put it in my head….. et voilá!. I usually use over ripened bananas to make a healthy breakfast bread but I fancied something a bit more bold (eg with butter and sugar!).

This Odlums recipe is brilliant and works perfectly with Doves GF Self Raising flour. I’ve made a few little tweaks too.

What you need

250g Self Raising  GF Flour

125g Butter

125g Brown Sugar – I like a light demerera for this

2 Eggs

2 Mashed ripe bananas

1 tsp Vanilla Essence

1 tsp Xanthum Gum

Chopped walnuts & raisins to taste – I used a good handful of both


This is how we do it

1. This recipe is a one pot wonder! Put the eggs, sugar, essence, bananas and sugar in a bowl and mix well

2. Add the flour, xanthum gum and nuts/raisins and mix well

3. Your batter is ready – pour it into a standard loaf tin and bake for around 45-50 mins at 170C


Tis so easy it would make you cry. Mine lasted well for 4 days wrapped in tinfoil and parchment paper.