Posted on 22nd December 2020 by Verena Bowyer

Banana Bread Recipe



Oh we all love a warm soft cake to keep us going, and if you’re anyting like me, I would rather my fruit and veg was hidden from sight!

This is the perfect cake to rustle up between binge watching tv shows or before heading out on a walk, so it’s fresh for when you come back for your tea and cake!

Do tag @ladiescountrysidecommunity if you do make it, I’d love to see!



100g sultanas

80ml Earl Grey tea

175g plain flour

2 tsp baking powder

½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

½ tsp salt

½ tsp ground cinnamon – I tend to go for a splash

125g butter, melted

150g maple syrup

2 large eggs

4 ripe bananas, mashed

1 tsp vanilla extract




Preheat the oven, at 170 degrees – or keep a space in the Baking Oven of the Aga . Grease your usual bread rectangle tin, whatever design you’d like your bread to look like

Put the sultanas in the tea, and leave to soak as you mix the rest.

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Melt the butter and the maple syrup over the heat, and keep mixing, then add to the dry ingredients and mix further.

Beat in the egg, and then the mashed banana. Drain your sultanas, add to the mixture, and add vanilla extract. Mix away, fold if you desire.

Scrape the mixture into the already greased pan, and left it off with a palette knife.

Cook for an hour, I find that it is more like 50 minutes in the Aga, but keep an eye on it past 40 minutes.

When the skewer is clean, Bob’s your uncle.

Remove from the over and allow to cool!


Happy Munching!


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Verena Bowyer

Posted by Verena Bowyer

Regional Reporter - North West

I am a lifestyle/country living content creator in the North West of England. I have a passion for taking the country side to the people, wherever they are in their world. I am a stay at home wife, passionate horse owner, and I love to host and provide escapism from people’s normal day to day, be that through jokes or a conversation that is a bit out of their day to day. I feel that meeting people, joining with discussion and enjoying a good natter helps the soul. I am a hard working, committed girl who wishes the answers were found in carbs and melted cheese! Earl Grey is my go to, and I am happiest when in the garden, reading a thriller or making small talk about the most recent tv show binge over a cocktail and some loud laughter!

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