Banana Bread

I guess, for most our English speaking friends, there’s nothing so revolutionary about the good old banana bread. However, since it’s so popular with our Taiwanese friends and so very useful if you are suddenly left with too many overripe bananas, here is a very easy variation that works every single time:

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  • 2 cups of flour
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 heaped tsp of baking soda
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed with a fork


In a bowl mix the eggs with the sugar, add first the cinnamon and bananas. When mixed, add flour baking soda, and finally also half cup of oil. Mix thoroughly, pour into a baking tin and bake at 175 degrees for 1 hour.

Tip: For a fancy variation, mix half the mixture with cocoa, first pour in the plain one, then top with the cocoa one and mix a bit using a fork. This should create kind of a marble effect once the bread is baked.

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