The Foolproof Mixed Berry Banana Bread Recipe

A short while back I shared a Mixed Berry Banana Bread recipe on Instagram and it went down a treat. Lots of people messaged to say they were having a go and we make it at least once a week if not more.

Initially I baked a loaf to portion up and freeze for snacks for the baby, but it quickly became my husband’s favourite snack too and has been a staple in our household ever since.

I thought I would share it on the blog as it is a great treat to have on hand, can be made in bulk and frozen and as far as cakey treats go it isn’t too unhealthy.

Another reason I love this recipe is because it can be adapted and changed however you like. We’ve made a plain version and mixed berry version but you can add whatever fruit or flavourings you want to really!

As it is made from mostly store cupboard items, it’s not an expensive recipe either though I’ve costed out exactly what ingredients we bought and worked out the cost per loaf.

In my opinion, if you already keep most of these ingredients on hand then it’s a fab budget treat!


2tbsp honey
1tsp baking powder
200g self raising flour
2 mashed bananas
2 eggs
100g unsalted butter (melted)
1tsp vanilla essence
100ml milk
Any fruit you want to add – I usually throw in a handful of frozen mixed berries


  • Preheat the oven to 180c
  • Combine the wet ingredients
  • Combine the dry ingredients
  • Mix together
  • Stir in the fruit
  • Pour into a lined (or greased) loaf tin
  • Bake for 40 minutes – or until a skewer comes out clean
  • Allow to cool, slice up and enjoy!

(can also be frozen, just allow to defrost and it’s ready to eat)

Mixed Berry Banana Loaf Cost

This is based on the ingredients we buy in our food shop. For reference these are today’s prices at Asda.

Ingredient Packet Size Cost Recipe Cost Per Loaf
ASDA Runny Honey 340g £1.75 2tbsp £0.22
Asda Baking Powder 170g £0.69 1tsp £0.02
Smart Price Self Raising Flour 1500g £0.45 200g £0.06
ASDA Grower’s Selection Ripen at Home Bananas 10pk £1.59 2 £0.32
ASDA 15 Mixed Weight Free Range Eggs 15pk £1.90 2 £0.25
ASDA British Unsalted Butter 500g £2.79 100g £0.56
ASDA Vanilla Natural Flavouring 38ml £0.75 1tsp £0.10
ASDA Semi Skimmed Milk 6pt £1.48 100ml £0.04
ASDA Frozen for Freshness Berry Medley 1kg £2.60 100g £0.26
£14.00 £1.82


Let me know if you give it a go and any flavour combinations you experiment with!

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