Spiced banana bread

  • 15 mins
  • 4 mini loaves
Spiced banana bread

This is an easy to make recipe with left over bananas. Delicious and filling.


  • 150 g soft, room temperature butter
  • 100 g soft brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 drops Cardamom Drops®
  • 2 drops Ginger Spice Drops®
  • 3 drops Cinnamon Spice Drops®
  • 200 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 bananas (over-ripe, mashed)
  • 115 g Greek yogurt (plain, or with honey works well)
  • 50 g unsalted, pistachio kernels, finely chopped


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
  2. Line the four mini loaf tins with a small piece of baking paper
  3. Place the butter into a large bowl with the sugar, beat with an electric whisk for 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one by one, and then drop in the Spice Drops®. Mix again – the mixture may split a little.
  4. Sift in the flour and bicarbonate of soda. Add the salt. Using a metal tablespoon, mix everything together until all the flour is incorporated.
  5. Add the mashed bananas and Greek yogurt, mix well again.
  6. Divide the mixture equally into the four tins. Sprinkle over the chopped pistachio kernels.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the loaves.
  8. Remove the tins from the oven, leave to cool and then transfer to a wire rack to cool before serving.

Notes: you can make this in a large, 1lb loaf tin. Bake for one hour and check that the banana bread is cooked through to the middle.

These will keep well in a tin for up to 3 days.