Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Cafe-style banana bread recipe

Banana bread and banana cake are popular cakes for afternoon tea and morning tea. Tuck a slice of this easy banana cake recipe into the school lunch box. Find more on Kidspot, New Zealand's recipe finder.



  • oil spray
  • 2 cup plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp Canola Spread
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup artificial sweetener powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean extract
  • 2 small eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 small ripe banana, well mashed
  • 1/2 cup extra light sour cream


Preheat oven to 180°C. Spray a standard 11cm x 26cm deep loaf tin with oil. Line base with a piece of baking paper and set aside.

Sift flour, baking powder and cinnamon together in a bowl and set aside.

Beat spread, sugar, sweetener and vanilla essence in a separate bowl using electric beaters until light and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, ensuring each egg is beaten well before adding the next. Fold through flour, bananas and sour cream, making sure not to over-beat mixture.

Spoon mixture into prepared tin, smoothing surface with a spatula. Bake in pre-heated oven for approximately 1 hour, or until golden brown and cooked through when tested with a cake skewer.


  • This banana bread can be stored in an airtight container for 3-4 days. It is also suitable to freeze for up to 3 months.
  • We suggest slicing the loaf before freezing for best portion control and freshness.

This recipe was created by Weight Watchers for Kidspot.