Banana Raisin Bread: the simple recipe for a delicious breakfast bread

Total time: 1H15
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
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ripe banana, peeled
2 1/3 cups
self-raising flour
White sugar
7/8 cups
Large eggs
butter, melted
4 tbsp
1/3 cup
1/2 tsp

Who doesn't love a freshly baked loaf of banana bread? Take the classic banana bread loaf to the next level with this fantastic banana raisin bread recipe. This moist breakfast bread is studded with plump raisins and features a hint of cinnamon to tantalize the senses. Banana raisin bread is amazing enjoyed at breakfast or as a delicious mid-afternoon snack, and it's a brilliant way to use up overripe bananas and make sure they don't go to waste. For a tasty, rich treat you can enjoy at breakfast, as a snack, or even a healthy dessert, you'll adore this easy-to-make banana raisin bread.

Is Banana Raisin Bread Healthy?

Ingredients like bananas, raisins, and cinnamon all have different nutritional benefits, making them a healthy part of any diet. That said, there's a good amount of sugar in the recipe. Banana raisin bread is healthy when eaten in moderation.

To make your banana raisin bread even healthier, use whole grain flour, honey, or maple syrup instead of sugar, and add nuts and seeds to it.


Tips for Making Moist Banana Raisin Bread

– Adding raisins helps the banana bread to stay moist after baking. Other dried fruits will do the trick as well.

– Don't be tempted to slice your banana raisin bread before it has cooled down completely (it's hard, we know!). Doing so can lead to a dried-out loaf.

– Instead of using white sugar, use brown sugar in this recipe. You can do a 1:1 swap, and brown sugar will give you a more richly flavored, moist loaf.

– If you want to make a sweeter dessert bread, add some chocolate chips to the dough.

Can I Freeze Banana Bread with Raisins?

Absolutely! Pop your banana raisin bread into an airtight container or freezer-safe bag and it'll keep fresh in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How to Make Banana Raisin Bread

  1. Preheat your oven to 355°F. Lightly grease a bread tin with cooking spray.
  2. Combine eggs, sugar, and butter in a large bowl.
  3. Mash the bananas with a fork, then add them to the egg mixture.
  4. Stir in the raisins. Sift in the flour and cinnamon and fold it into the wet ingredients.
  5. Pour the batter into the bread tin and bake for 1 hour, or until browned and springy to touch.
  6. Remove the bread tin from the oven, let it cool for several minutes, then turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.


– To check if your banana raisin bread is ready, insert a toothpick into the center of the bread. It should come out clean when the loaf has finished cooking.

– If you don't have cooking spray on hand or prefer not to use it, line your bread tin with parchment paper instead.

– Have leftover banana raisin bread? Use it to make French toast!

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