Classic nutty banana loaf with cream cheese icing

Jan 25, 2020
You'll absolutely fall in love with this delicious dish! Source: Getty.

There’s nothing else quite as delicious and reliable as this classic banana loaf recipe! And although the original is definitely hard to beat, this nutty version will definitely leave you wanting more!

This addictive cream cheese icing is the perfect topping to this moist base. And don’t worry if you’re struggling to finish it all in one go as you can just wrap it up once it’s baked and pop it in the freezer for later! Enjoy!


  • 125g butter
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 or 4 mashed bananas
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 50g butter, softened
  • 75g cream cheese
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Thoroughly mix in egg and mashed bananas. Add flour, baking powder, bicarb soda, salt and chopped nuts. Make sure to avoid over-mixing.
  2. Line base of large loaf tin with baking paper. Pour in mixture. Bake at 180C for 50 mins. After cooling, turn out onto wire rack.
  3. Meanwhile, mix together butter and cream cheese until creamy. Beat in icing sugar. Spread over top of cake and sprinkle with walnuts.

Join the community that will get you through the hard times ahead.

Starts at 60 is the community you need when Covid-19 is changing life as we know it. We stick together, help each other, share information and have a whole lot of fun online.

Join for interactive online events, expert advice, timely news, great deals and community conversation.

Leave your comment

Please sign in to post a comment.
Retrieving conversation…
Stories that matter
Emails delivered daily
Sign up