Banana Bread


Adapted from


  • 250g flour (sieved)

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda (“Natron” in Germany)

  • 1 pinch of salt

  • 115g soft unsalted butter

  • 100g brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 4-5 very ripe bananas

  • 50g chocolate chips (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 175°C. Crush the bananas (I recommend using a fork).

  • Mix all dry ingredients minus the sugar.

  • Mix butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs one after another, then the crushed bananas. Add everything to the dry ingredients. Mix.

  • Put into a buttered baking tin and bake for 60-70min. After 10-15min score lengthwise with a knife to a depth of roughly 1cm.

  • After the time is up, let cool for 10min, then remove from the tin and let cool on a cooling rack.