This Banana Bread recipe is so simple and made in just one bowl. When my ceiling fan pushed the scent of overripe bananas past my nose, I could only think of one thing: fresh banana bread. In my pantry was a tub of the most beautiful pure unprocessed honey from Bartholomews Meadery in Denmark, Western Australia, so I added their honey in too. The “Wandoo” variety imparted a little bit of butterscotch flavouring to the banana bread. 

Recipe adapted from the Nyamutin Farm Cookbook

You will need: one medium loaf tin (21 x 11 x 6cm; 8 x 4 x 2 in)

Banana Honey Bread

Banana Honey Bread
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This Banana and Honey Bread recipe is so simple and made in just one bowl.
Servings: slices



  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (160 fan-forced; 350 F). Line the bottom of a medium loaf tin with baking paper. Grease the sides with non-stick spray.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the brown sugar and soft butter until the mixture is pale thick and creamy. With the beaters on medium speed slowly add the eggs until they’re mixed through.
  3. Stir in the sifted flour, banana, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and honey.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin. Check the oven is at the correct temperature then place the tin on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes. The cake is done when a skewer poked into the middle comes out clean and the top springs back lightly when touched.
  5. Allow the loaf to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

Baking Tips

  • Can serve warm or cold. Banana bread is great with butter.
  • Individual bread slices can be wrapped in plastic wrap and stored in the freezer for up to 2 months.
  • Or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.


  1. Julie Carlyle

    Hehe! Yes I made a self saucing puddingg and left out the tablespoon of cornflour which makes the golden syrup and water, into a sauce. I found it on the bench during clean up, after the pudding was completely eaten. It didn’t really matter though becuase the pudding soaked up the sauce and it was delicious but I couldn’t work out why it wasn’t quite the same as usual.

    I love the look of your banana cake. I am looking for the perfect banana cake recipe (like gloria jeans) I have tried so many but I can’t get them to taste like the Gloria Jean version. Any thoughts??? I will be trying your recipe too.

  2. Anonymous

    white collar! neal caffrey/matt bomer is such a beautiful man :P

  3. Emma

    I do love a good banana bread and yours makes me want some right now, toasted, with butter, and a cup of tea please. Nice simple recipe with natural ingredients too.

    You have good taste in TV! :D

  4. Hannah

    Woot to True Blood and Mad Men! Love those shows :) I also love banana bread, and clearly need to try your honey version soon…

  5. Ladybird

    Mmmmm.. I will never tire of homemade banana bread – EVER! Yum :)

  6. Blackbookkitchendiaries

    homemade banana bread are the best! i really love the addition of honey in your sounds so tempting. thanks for sharing this. have a great day.

  7. Julia @ Boredom Abounds

    Sounds yummy! The bananas in our fruit bowl were severely neglected over the Christmas break so I made a banana yoghurt cake with white choc chips. Delicious!

  8. Quinn

    Awesome pictures and write up Emma! Up till today, I am still confused between a loaf of banana bread and a loaf of banana cake!

    p/s: I was living in Melbourne for a bit and then went to Adelaide for 2 years. I just relocated to Perth permanently a fortnight ago!!!!

  9. Kara@butterheartssugar

    I once made brownies and forgot the butter. I had just but the pan into the oven when i found the melted butter in the microwave. I pulled my pan out of the oven scooped the mixture back into the bowl and mixed it all togther and put it back in the oven. They weren’t the best brownies I’ve ever made.

    Your summer holiday activities sound perfect!

    Sadly I dont really like banana, but my boyfriend would love this this bread.

  10. honeyandsoy

    Your loaf still looks sooo moist! And Soy and I have been having marathon Dexter sessions too!! We are watching one of the last eps of season 5 right now! And all the best for your sister’s wedding cake. I’m so honoured you’re inspired by my sticky date cakes. They made the best bonbonniere because everyone is normally too full to eat wedding cake, so the guests loved the fact they could take it away with them!

  11. Ellie

    This looks like a moist and great banana bread recipe. A keeper!

  12. Choclette

    It doesn’t look dry at all.

    Made me laugh you telling Melbourne how summer should be done. When I arrived there in Feb (14 yrs ago now) it was over 40 the whole two weeks we were there – jet lag and heat exhaustion combined = not good. So if I think of Melbourne, I think HOT.

  13. Bel Stafford

    Darling Cake Mistress,
    I think you forgot to put in when to add the banana to the baking directions. I’ve read over them a million times and I can’t see banana in the directions section at all.

  14. Anonymous

    Oops, thanks eagle-eyes! The mashed banana gets stirred in with the flour.

  15. Info

    *laughs* I have put something in the oven and realised I forgot an ingredient. It’s a horrible feeling.

    Your banana bread looks fantastic! I love banana bread. I could do with some right now.

  16. msihua

    Oh wow.. I love banana bread.. anyday, anytime.. yes even in this weather… Start watching Outsource! Funny as…

  17. Thanh

    Summer holidays are definitely great to laze around and watch tonnes of TV. I too agree that Mad Men is sensational.
    I love raw cake batter too, my favourite being the Chocolate Cupcakes from Magnolia bakery.
    I made a banana cake and my heart sank when I took the cake out of the oven to see the sugar still sitting on the counter. Salty banana cake is not nice at all.

  18. Sheena

    The banana bread looks fantastic, I love banana bread cold with a little butter! My dad once left the eggs out of brownies – we took them back out and stirred them in. It still managed to turn out fine.

  19. imakecake

    I have *just* made and eaten this! It was delicious and bread is sooo soft and fluffy! #Nom

  20. Leisa

    I have made this twice now and can confirm that it really is DELICIOUS! So moist and yummy. The first time I made this, it was with the assistance of my two-year-old daughter and we accidentally put in one too many eggs, but it was still great! Second time around (minus the extra egg!) was even better.

  21. Nororu

    Last night I tried making this banana bread, I failed miserably! I only had All Purpose Flour on hand, and thought that might not be much of a difference! Also, baked it at 180 degrees Celsius for almost an hour and a half! It took forever!

    Can you make any other recommendations/substitutions for the flour? And temperature?

    Thank you so much! I will insist on this recipe until I get it right! :)

  22. Anonymous

    Hi Nororu,
    It’s a shame that didn’t work. This recipe needs Self Raising flour instead of All Purpose, but if that’s all you have on hand you can use 1 1/2 cups of All Purpose Flour and add in 3 teaspoons of Baking Powder.
    Temperature for baking can be a little variable depending on your individual oven. Try adding the baking powder as above and turn up your oven a little bit to 200 degrees. I think it will take far less than an hour with the help of baking powder and a little extra heat.
    Hope this works! Let me know how it goes :)

  23. Sigh

    Was it because you mentioned you’d left out the sugar before? Was it because I was home, sick, with a foggy head? Was it because I was just plain not paying attention?

    I just added 3 cups of brown sugar instead of 1/3 cup.

    And I was so looking forward to tasting this! I just licked the bowl and now my teeth hurt. I’ve put the cake in the oven anyhow, but I have a feeling the result… even the dog won’t be able to eat it. Thanks for posting the recipe. I promise to read it properly next time.

  24. Morgan

    Don’t feel bad, my mum (who isn’t the best with desserts and you’ll see why) while attempting to make an orange and almond cake, put the cake batter in the oven and after a while I come into the kitchen and find sitting on the stove…… the oranges.
    P.S. – I love Dexter too! :)