Sensational Banana Bread Recipe with a Popular Condiment

Sensational Banana Bread Recipe with a Popular Condiment

Banana bread, a beloved classic, takes on a new twist with an unexpectedly delightful ingredient: mayonnaise. This simple yet sensational recipe requires only four main ingredients and promises a moist, flavorful loaf that will leave you craving more. Let’s dive into the history and step-by-step process of making this mouth-watering banana bread.


To create this sensational banana bread, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Two very ripe bananas, mashed
  • Half a cup of caster sugar
  • One cup of mayonnaise
  • Two cups of self-raising flour

Optional flavor enhancers:

  • A little bit of ground cinnamon or maple syrup for extra flavor
  • A sprinkle of nutmeg on top before baking
Preparing the Bananas

Before making the batter, consider the ripeness of your bananas. The darker the skin, the sweeter the fruit, which means less sugar is required to make this naturally sweet cake.

  1. Peel the bananas and place them in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mash the bananas with the back of a fork until smooth.
Adding the Sugar
  1. Add half a cup of caster sugar to the mashed bananas.
  2. Stir until the sugar is well incorporated into the banana mixture.
Incorporating the Mayonnaise
  1. Described as “the star ingredient” by many bakers, add one cup of mayonnaise to the banana and sugar mixture.
  2. Mix thoroughly until the mayonnaise is fully blended with the other ingredients.
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Mixing in the Flour
  1. Sieve two cups of self-raising flour into the bowl.
  2. Gently fold the flour into the mixture until a pale yellow batter forms. Be careful not to overmix.
Preparing the Loaf Tin
  1. Take a standard-sized loaf tin and grease it lightly with butter.
  2. Line the tin with greaseproof paper, allowing some overhang over the sides for easy removal later.
Baking the Banana Bread
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin, spreading it evenly.
  3. Bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
Optional Flavor Enhancements

For those looking to add an extra layer of flavor, consider the following options:

  • Mix ground cinnamon or a touch of maple syrup into the batter.
  • Sprinkle a little nutmeg on top of the batter before baking for a warm, aromatic finish.
Cooling and Serving
  1. Remove the loaf from the oven and let it cool in the tin for about 10 minutes.
  2. Lift the banana bread out of the tin using the greaseproof paper overhang and place it on a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Slice and enjoy your sensational banana bread, either on its own or with a spread of butter.
Nutritional Information

Per serving (assuming 10 servings per loaf):

  • Calories: 280
  • Total Fat: 11g
    • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Sodium: 200mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 42g
    • Dietary Fiber: 1g
    • Sugars: 16g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin D: 0% DV
  • Calcium: 2% DV
  • Iron: 6% DV
  • Potassium: 150mg (4% DV)

This banana bread recipe is not only easy to make but also incredibly delicious. The mayonnaise adds a unique creaminess, making each bite moist and flavorful. Whether enjoyed as a breakfast treat, a midday snack, or a dessert, this banana bread will quickly become a favorite in your household.