Energy Boosting Banana Bread

This is one of my all time favourite recipes and I can’t wait to share it with you! Give it a go and tag me in your Instagram snaps @bookishblog_bygrace!


  • 100g Butter
  • 175g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 (really ripe) Bananas
  • 225g Self-Raising Flour
  • 1tsp Milk
  • Chocolate Chips (or a crushed chocolate bar!)

You will need a 2lb Loaf Tin for this recipe!


  1. Line your loaf tin with a light covering of butter and cover with parchment paper.
  2. Preheat your oven to 180c.
  3. Now, add the butter to a pan on low heat until softened.
  4. Add your sugar and mix until fluffy! Let cool.
  5. Now, beat the eggs one at a time, add to the mixture and stir well.
  6. Then, add the flour and baking powder. Mix until smooth.
  7. Add a splash of milk to the mixture.
  8. On a separate plate, mash 1 and a half of your bananas. Make them as mashed as you can! Add this to the mixture. With the remaining half, cut into fine circles and set aside.
  9. If you want to add the chocolate chips, pop them in now and mix!
  10. Spoon this mixture into the loaf tin and place in the oven.
  11. After approximately 45 minutes, remove the loaf and add the banana circles on top for decoration!
  12. Place back into the oven for an additional 10 minutes.
  13. Your Banana Bread is ready when you can put a knife or stick through the centre and it is removed without the mixture sticking!

This method is super simple and really easy! The bake is versatile and you can add a variety of different ingredients to suit you. For example, add flaked almonds for a nutty crunch or berries for a fruitier flavour!

Enjoy x

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