We have a real treat for you today, our talented pastry and dessert chef Darko has shared his gorgeous banana bread recipe. We know that lots and lots of people have already jumped on the banana bread wagon so you might think your recipe is perfect, but we have to say Darko’s really is the best. We acknowledge that we might be a tiny bit biased but we challenge you to try it and let us know if we’re wrong.


Banana bread ingredients, Suesey Street

125g butter (room temp)

100g brown sugar

1 teasp vanilla extract

2 eggs

100g honey

225g flour

500g banana, mashed

I teasp baking powder

200g any nuts (chopped).

200g chocolate (chopped)

I teasp of cinnamon or mixed spice

How to make Your Banana Bread

Pre-heat your oven to 160c and line a loaf tin.

Add the room temperature butter, sugar and vanilla extract together in a large bowl and mix until light and creamy.

brown sugar, butter, vanilla, banana bread

Take your time with this, it’s important that you get a light colour in this step.

Banana bread recipe, Suesey Street

Add the eggs, flour, honey, banana, baking powder and cinnamon and mix until combined.

banana bread with walnuts and chocolate chips

Fold in the chocolate and chopped nuts. We used walnuts for this one but pecans would work really nicely too.

Transfer the mix to your pre-prepared tin and bake for 30 mins at 160c.

Banana bread mix in tin, ready for the oven

Keep an eye on your oven as you bake, when we tried this at home we needed to bake our banana bread a little longer than 30 mins. Use a skewer to check if the bread is baked through and if it isn’t check it again in 5-minute intervals until your skewer comes out clean.

Once your banana bread is baked through, set it on a wire tray to cool for five minutes. After five minutes remove from the tin and leave to cool completely on the wire tray.

When your banana bread has cooled we recommend having a slice with your favourite cup of tea or coffee while you enjoy a little taste of Suesey Street at home.

Freshly baked banana bread, tea, coffee, Suesey Street

We hope lots of you try Darko’s recipe; if you do we’d love to see your efforts so be sure to share your pictures with us!