Banana Tea Bread Recipe

banana tea bread

Use up overripe bananas

It’s been a while since I have had any overripe bananas in my house, however yesterday we had a few and I just had to rescue them.  I decided to make Banana Tea bread with them and was so pleased I did – it was delicious! I had a look online and found a recipe on a lovely looking site My Grandma’s Recipe Box, which I tweaked, due to limited time and ingredients

My adapted recipe for Banana Tea Bread


  • 1 3/4 cup self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup olive oil spread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup golden caster sugar
  • 1 cup mashed bananas


  • Set the oven to 180°C
  • Grease a loaf tin
  • ‘Cream’ together the olive oil spread and sugar in a bowl
  • Beat in the eggs
  • Beat in the mashed banana
  • Weigh the flour into a sieve over the mixture, sieve it in and stir until fully incorporated into the mixture
  • Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for around 45 minutes in a fan assisted oven.  

Easy peasy! It didn’t take me long to mix together the ingredients and made a great snack for afternoon tea. I’ll definitely be making it again soon as it’s another great to use up overripe bananas! 


  1. This looks really good Zoe and as anything with bananas in is my husband's favourite I shall give it a try. Thanks for linking this up to Seasonal Celebration!
    Have a great weekend!
    Rebecca x

  2. I adore Banana bread, but the boys prefer Muffins. They even let the bananas go back for them!

  3. Zoe

    The seasonal celebration linky is great. So many interesting link ups! The banana bread is definitely worth a go next time you have some overripe bananas!

  4. Zoe

    I'm on the look out for muffin recipes at the moment, so would love to hear yours!

  5. Thanks for linking to our first Eat Make Grow Blog Hop! I love banana bread, but I don't like bananas. It's a sad plight because I never have old bananas that need to be rescued by mixing into banana bread. What is golden castor sugar and why is it better than regular white sugar?

    We are already on to Blog Hop #2. I hope you'll come and link to that one as well. Feel free to link to any older posts if you think they are timely and pertinent.

    – Foy

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