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Banana Bread

As a child I would wish for the bananas to turn over ripe so that my Mom can make this. Warm banana bread fresh from the oven with butter and a glass of milk..yes, that is my kind of heaven. And even now, a loaf like this will not last longer than one day. We will have a slice at breakfast, a slice for mid morning tea, then a slice or two for lunch, a slice for afternoon tea and the rest will be dessert for after we have cleared our dinner plates 😉


Makes: 1 Loaf


1 ½ cup Flour
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup Butter or margarine
4 ripe Bananas
2 Eggs
1 tsp Soda
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 180˚C.
  2.  Peel the bananas and mash well with a fork.
  3. Break the eggs into a bowl and beat well.
  4. Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla together in a mixing bowl.
  5. Fold in the beaten eggs and then the mashed bananas, ensuring that the mixture is well combined.
  6. Sift the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and salt) together and fold into the creamed banana mixture.
  7. Lightly grease a loaf tin and dust the greased surface with flour.
    Pour the banana bread mixture into the loaf tin and place in the preheated oven.
  8. Bake for 60 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool.
  10. Remove the Banana Bread from loaf tin.

About The PaperCup Kitchen

Hi there everyone. I am Nelmarie, but please call me Nel. I, like so many people out there enjoy cooking and baking. Food makes me smile and it makes my heart beat faster. The only place where I know I fit just perfectly, is in the kitchen. I have also enrolled in a few cake decorating courses this year and I think I have met my true love....not mentioning my Hubby now :D. It took me 36 years to find out what I want to do with my life and I can now say the answer is rather simple...Bake and then decorating what I've baked. I have started PaperCup in 2011 whilst we were living in Moscow, Russia. Living the life of an Expat can sometimes get very lonely and the blog has not only brought the whole world into my kitchen but I have met so many gorgeous Foodie Friends. I am so happy that I have taken the plunge and started PaperCup. I am not a brilliant writer, I am not a brilliant chef, I am not a brilliant baker BUT I do invite you into my kitchen, take your shoes of, relax, have a bite to eat and let's have a chat. A little more about me: Nelmarie Rennison, married to Christopher for 6 years, together for 12. Two lovely kiddies, Nicholas 3 1/2 and Allegra just over a year. South African, lived in Russia for two years and now loving living in the UK. Diagnosed with MS in 2000 and never felt better :D I am just as grateful for dust blowing in my eyes as I am for Angels sitting on my shoulders. I love my family, my friends, my life and I am grateful for each new morning. Looking forward to get to know you better xx

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