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Simple but delicious banana bread recipes the whole family is guaranteed to love

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If you’ve got a couple of overripe bananas lying around in your fruit bowl that need using up, banana bread is the perfect recipe for you.

It makes for a delicious afternoon snack, or maybe even a cheeky breakfast food, if you’re feeling a little indulgent.

While there are some classic and simple banana bread recipes in this collection, we’ve also gone a little rogue and included a few left-of-field and more decadent recipes that are perfect for a special occasion.

Keep on scrolling for these amazing banana bread recipes.

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Women’s Weekly’s best banana bread

Women’s Weekly’s best banana bread

This banana bread is beautiful fresh from the oven, but is possibly even better toasted and slathered with butter. Decisions, decisions…

See the full Australian Women’s Weekly recipe here.

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Gluten-free banana bread

Gluten-free banana bread

This recipe is also yeast-free, dairy-free and egg-free, so it’s perfect to bring to a high tea where you’re not sure of everyone’s dietary requirements.

See the full Australian Women’s Weekly recipe here.

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Banana cake

Banana cake

This cake is so simple and delicious, you’re sure to go bananas! Moist and fruity, banana cake is always a winner. Make a simple lemon icing if you want to zing it up a bit.

See the full Australian Women’s Weekly recipe here.

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Banana caramel layer cake

Banana caramel layer cake

Create a heavenly volcano with thick, sweet caramel oozing out of this gorgeously layered creamy banana cake. It’s sure to dazzle at a birthday party.

See the full Australian Women’s Weekly recipe here.

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Cream cheese-filled banana bread

Cream cheese-filled banana bread

Forget cream cheese frosting – this banana bread has tangy delicious cream cheese all through it!

See the full Australian Women’s Weekly recipe here.

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Banana cake with caramel sauce

Banana cake with caramel sauce

What’s better than regular banana cake? Banana cake with delicious caramel sauce poured on top!

See the full Australian Women’s Weekly recipe here.

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Banana and blueberry bread

Banana and blueberry bread

The addition of blueberries brings a wonderful sweetness to this loaf.

See the full Australian Women’s Weekly recipe here.

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Banana cake with passionfruit icing

Banana cake with passionfruit icing

Fluffy cake with a bright and creamy icing – what better way to start the weekend!

See the full Australian Women’s Weekly recipe here.

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Banana caramel loaf

Banana caramel loaf

This banana loaf recipe is a cut above average thanks to the brown sugar caramel frosting.

See the full Australian Women’s Weekly recipe here.

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Banana coffee and walnut cake with salted caramel frosting

Banana coffee and walnut cake with salted caramel frosting

Topped with whipped caramel frosting sprinkled with sea salt, this moist banana, walnut and coffee cake is perfect for a special occasion.

See the full Australian Women’s Weekly recipe here.

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Banana and passionfruit cream cupcakes

Banana and passionfruit cream cupcakes

These adorable cupcakes are perfect for kids’ parties or a lovely afternoon tea with girlfriends.

See the full Australian Women’s Weekly recipe here.

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Banana walnut bread

Banana walnut bread

Pop the kettle on and treat yourself to a thick, buttered slice of moist banana walnut bread.

See the full Australian Women’s Weekly recipe here.

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Carrot and banana cake

Carrot and banana cake

Ever wondered what it would be like to combine carrot cake and banana cake? This dense and moist cake is delicious topped with a rich and tangy cream cheese frosting.

See the full Australian Women’s Weekly recipe here.

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Chocolate banana bread

Chocolate banana bread

Just when you think banana bread couldn’t get any more amazing, melted dark chocolate comes along.

See the full Australian Women’s Weekly recipe here.

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Coconut banana bread

Coconut banana bread

The coconut gives this banana bread a gloriously light and fluffy texture.

See the full Australian Women’s Weekly recipe here.

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Layered banana butterscotch cake

Layered banana butterscotch cake

This amazing cake is a guaranteed show-stopped for a special occasion.

See the full Australian Women’s Weekly recipe here.

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Nutty banana self-saucing pudding

Nutty banana self-saucing pudding

Serve this delectable pudding hot or warm, with cream, ice-cream or custard.

See the full Australian Women’s Weekly recipe here.

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Spicy banana fruit loaf

Spicy banana fruit loaf

Gorgeous hunks of dried fruit and some lovely spices give an unexpected twist to the traditional banana bread recipe.

See the full Australian Women’s Weekly recipe here.

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