4 Ingredient Banana Bread


You'd never guess the secret ingredient



I hope you’re excited because today we’re recreating a super simple recipe for banana bread that even beginner bakers can tackle with confidence! This four-ingredient, super moist banana bread will knock your socks off!

This recipe was submitted by Dave, who’s from Adelaide, South Australia and is not your typical baker. When he stumbled upon this four-ingredient banana bread, it was a lightbulb moment – finally, a baked dish that was beginner-friendly.

So what makes this recipe perfect for beginner bakers? It’s all about keeping things simple and stress-free. With just four basic ingredients – bananas, flour, sugar and mayo. Yes, you heard that right, mayo in banana bread. It’s not just any mayo; Dave swears by the whole egg goodness of brands like Praise and Hellman’s, giving the bread a tang that sets it apart from your average loaf. Once it’s baked, you won’t taste the mayo. It melts into the bread, leaving behind a moist, fluffy slice of heaven.

Let’s break down the recipe. Preheat your oven to 350. Peel and mash ripe bananas until they’re nice and smooth, then add in the brown sugar. Instead of eggs, we’ll be using mayo! Mix it all together until you’ve got a creamy consistency, then slowly incorporate the flour until everything is well combined. Don’t forget to give your loaf pan a good coating of butter to prevent any sticking. Pour your batter into the pan and pop it into the oven for about 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Once it’s baked, let it cool slightly before slicing. Slather on some butter and enjoy!

As you pop the bread into the oven, the aroma of sweet bananas will fill your kitchen, teasing you with anticipation. And when it’s done, get ready for a moist, cakey bread that’s utterly irresistible. Don’t just take my word for it – try it yourself! Even if you’re a baking novice like me, this recipe is foolproof. It’s pure bliss!

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4 Ingredient Banana Bread


  • hand mixer (or stand mixer)


  • 1 cup whole egg mayo
  • 2 cups self-raising flour or for each 1 cup of all-purpose flour, add 1½ tsp baking powder and ¼ tsp fine salt
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 overripe bananas


  • Preheat oven to 350℉.
  • Mash bananas with a fork in a large bowl. Add the brown sugar.
  • Add the rest of ingredients and use a hand mixer to combine well.
  • Line a loaf pan with butter before adding batter.
  • Bake for 45-50 mins until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Once cooled, but still a little warm, slice and slap on some butter. Heaven!
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Region: Oceania
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: Kid Friendly


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