Banana loaf recipe

Banana loaf recipe - This Little Space of Mine

There is something hugely comforting about a fruity loaf, with this banana loaf recipe (with added toffee and pecans) being my favourite; it’s the perfect accompaniment for a cup of tea and a natter with friends at the weekend.

The pecan and banana combination is a big winner, and for extra crunch avoid chopping up the pecans. The toffee will add a soft touch to the loaf and works really well with the banana.

The other thing I love about this recipe is that it’s an ideal way to use up ripe bananas – great if you want to avoid wasting/binning food. You’ll also be able to turn this bake around in a couple of hours, so it’s quick and easy yet your friends and family will be impressed with your baking skills!

Banana loaf recipe - This Little Space of Mine

Banana loaf recipe – with added pecans and toffee
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 135g pack of Werthers chewy toffees, roughly chopped
  • 100g pecan nuts, roughly chopped
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 100g toffee yoghurt
  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed, 200g peeled weight
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten
  1. Heat the oven to 160°C/Gas 3 and butter and line a 900g loaf tin.
  2. Mash the bananas in a bowl.
  3. Mix together the mashed bananas, eggs, melted butter, toffee yoghurt and sugar, until well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift the flour and baking powder together and fold into into the main mixture.
  5. Fold in three quarters of the pecan nuts and half of the toffee pieces.
  6. Now spoon the mixture into the tin and level the top, before sprinkling on the remaining nuts and toffees.
  7. Bake in the oven for 50-55 minutes, until golden brown. Test with a skewer.
  8. Cool for ten minutes in the tin before turning out onto a rack to cool.

Banana loaf recipe - This Little Space of Mine

Do you have any banana loaf recipes you swear by? There are so many interesting variations out there for anyone who wants to experiment further.


2 Comments on Banana loaf recipe

  1. vanessa
    12/11/2014 at 3:48 pm (3 years ago)

    I always love adding in a touch of cinnamon with banana loaf/bread – yum! xx

    • Leanne Beale
      13/11/2014 at 9:26 am (3 years ago)

      Oooo that’s a great idea. 🙂