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Kidspot Kitchen

Banana damper recipe

This banana damper is topped with walnuts and is super simple recipe to make. Serve it with butter and golden syrup. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder.



  • 3 cups self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 70g butter, cubed
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup walnuts


Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a tray wth baking paper and set aside.

In a bowl, place the flour and brown sugar and mix.

Rub the butter through the flour until it resembles crumbs.

Pour the milk into the mashed banana and mix.

Add the banana and milk mix to the crumbs and using a flat bladed knife, cut the mix together until just combined.

Turn out onto baking tray and pat into a large round. It will be sticky and soft.

Press the walnuts into the top of the damper and bake for 40 minutes.


  • This recipe is so easy and gives a great moist result. Serve it with butter and golden syrup.
  • Banana damper keeps very well and stays moist like cake.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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