Double Banana Bread – Guaranteed Easy!

Haven’t done this in a while, say… about 2 years or so? I started baking this bread about 5 years ago, when I saw the recipe on the cardboard box of the Post banana nut crunch cereals. Thought I’ll give it a try. It was a simple, fuss-free and dummy-proof recipe and worked amazingly.

In any case, the recipe on the cardboard box has been changed to ‘Chocolate Banana Bread’. There’s Buttermilk involved – this ingredient tends to complicate everything, and is not easily available in local supermarkets, so I’m not sure if it would be worth a try any time soon.


  • Plain flour: 1 1/2 cups, sifted
  • Caster sugar: 1/2 cup
  • Baking powder: 2 tsp
  • Baking soda: 1/2 tsp
  • Salt: 1/2 tsp
  • Egg: 2
  • Banana: 1 1/2 cups, mashed (about 2-3)
  • Oil: 1/4 cup
  • Water: 1/4 cup
  • Banana essence: 1 tsp
  • Post Banana Nut Crunch cereals: 1 1/2 cups
  • Walnuts: 1 cup, chopped (or almond slices, 1/2 cup)


  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
  3. Beat eggs in small bowl.
  4. Stir in bananas, oil, water and essence.
  5. Add banana mixture to flour and stir till batter is just moistened (lumpy texture).
  6. Stir in cereals and walnuts. Pour everything into a greased loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 55min. Cool for 10min before removing from pan.


  • Store bread in fridge overnight for easier slicing.
  • Use ramekins or small individual baking pots to bake these in instead, to produce small little pots of muffins.
  • I replaced about 1 tsp of baking powder with 1 tsp of double-acting baking powder to allow the bread to rise more.


  • Such methods of baking tend to generate a hybrid of a cake-and-bread effect. I personally think it tastes and looks more like a cake, except for the crust right at the top which resembles those of a bread.

1 loaf (about 7-8 slices)

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