Banana Bread


Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes


    21 x 9 cm loaf

Appears in

New York Cult Recipes

New York Cult Recipes

By Marc Grossman

Published 2013

  • About

A classic cake in the form of a loaf. I like it moist with visible bits of banana and big chunks of chocolate.

Preparation time: 20 minutes, plus cooling
Cooking time: 55 minutes


Dry Ingredients

  • 165 g ( oz) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 50 g ( oz) buckwheat flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Wet Ingredients

  • 60 g ( oz) light brown sugar
  • 70 ml ( fl oz) sunflower oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 175 g (6 oz) sour cream (30% dairy fat)
  • 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract


  • 165 g ( oz) banana, finely diced or mashed with a fork
  • 110 g ( oz/¾ cup) dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces


The Batter

Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4). Butter and flour a 21 × 9 cm (8¼ × 3½ inch) loaf (bar) tin. Combine the dry ingredients and beat together the wet ingredients. Stir the banana into the wet mixture and the chocolate into the dry mixture. Combine the two mixtures without overworking the batter.


Fill the tin three-quarters full with the batter. Bake for 45 minutes. Cover with foil and bake for a further 10 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.