Honey Banana Bread

Seriously, sitting at home is no fun!!! Having continuously worked for some years now, with the only breaks being the annual vacations, which are normally at break neck speed, packed with events, I am not used to this kind of rest. Everybody keeps telling that it will be like a good break, but seriously I don’t seem to enjoy it. No cooking, no testing, no doing anything – all I do is sit with my legs stretched, occasionally browsing FB, which I am finding boring these days (thank God!!!), reading books, pondering the Quran, dealing with the heavy punches that I keep getting from Azza, etc. Azza is the most excited that I am at home. As I type this post, she’s trying her hand at pulling out some of side portion of my laptop. I guess by the time I am done, I should conveniently lose the side cover of my laptop!!!


Today, I am sharing with you a loaf that I had baked some time ago to cover up some night cravings. One thing I am not able to do as of now, is if I really want to bake something, I have to think twice, thanks to my umma!!! She is of the strong opinion that all that baking does is to add on calories and sugar and therefore it is a big no-no. How much ever I convince that all baking is not calorie laden, I have failed miserably till date. For instance, this bread, courtesy the VLCC site… All the ingredients are pretty available in the pantry, nothing much complicated, and what more, it uses wholewheat as the main ingredients! I baked it at night, and served it for breakfast the next day morning. We had it just like that, but I am sure it would taste too good with a spoonful of butter or jam or even more, Nutella!!!


Honey Banana Bread

Course Bread
Cuisine International
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup milk


  • Preheat your oven at 160 degrees. Grease a large loaf pan and keep aside.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together with a whisk until well combined.
  • Now add all the wet ingredients and mix well till fully moist.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread to level on the top.
  • Bake in the oven for 45 to 50 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then flip onto a cooling rack to cool completely before slicing and serving.
  • Notes:


The bread was very mild in sweetness, as neither the bananas, the honey nor the brown sugar contributed to make it really sweet. So if you want your bread to be a tad bit more sweet, increase on the brown sugar and honey!!!

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  1. ha ha … Rafeeda, am sure you will save your Laptop from the kid 🙂

    why are you at home ? Good news, I guess 🙂

    The bread is my fav, kind of comfort food when I am alone

    1. Goodness Nupur… I guess good news can wait, my 2nd is such a handful!!! 😀 My leg's got a ligament injury so having a cast on 4 the next 3 wks, now on 1 wk medical leave frm work… had mentioned in my last post… 🙂

  2. wow loaf is so soft….love the flavour…

    1. Thank u so much arthy… 🙂

  3. This is delicious banana loaf. And nutritious too with wholewheat flr.

    1. Thank u so much humi… 🙂

  4. your kutties are so adorable 🙂 you are one busy mom. Love the soft and moist loaf, banana in baking is just amazing. I miss baking so much, hope u enjoyed it all

    1. Thank u so much priya…even I love anything vit bananas in it… 🙂

  5. Oh you should really enjoy the wee break u know, thats the lazy person in me saying! And the banana bread looks so yummylicious, i'd be so happy to be your neighbour:-)

    1. I wud've really njoyed it if I cud've done smtg, 4 eg, baking some brownies, frying some donuts… u get vat I mean!!! This sitting as such is boring…

  6. aah..hope ur leg gets better soon…after all u are just on a temporary break. I was on a 3 yr break…well..coz, i had no other choice..but to give upt he job coz our 3 boys were really small. now jsut got back to work..2 months in now ..and ..the loaf..just..perfect !

    1. Waiting 2 get bak 2 work next week, even though it will be vit the cast on!!! Hope u able 2 manage now dat the boys r growing up… thank u dear… 🙂

  7. this is one pretty looking wholesome cake. Enjoy!

    1. Thank u so much Sebeena…

  8. wow perfectly made bread,too gud…

    1. Thank u so much prema… 🙂

  9. Absolutely delicious and amazing Rafeeda 🙂

    1. Thank u so much Nilu… 🙂

  10. Loaf is great.

    Sitting at home is really boring for someone who has always worked. get well soon dear.

    1. Thank u so much Raksha…I guess having worked for long, I've lost the ability of njoyin the joy of sitting simply!!! 🙂

    1. Thank u so much dear… 🙂

  11. Get well soon sis, can guess how boring to sit at home without doing anything.. Beautiful bread, wish i get few slices rite now.

    1. Thank u so much akka…

  12. Perfectly made bread in a healthy way. Awesome. Bookmarked it.

    1. Thank u so much Poornima…

  13. Take care dear… yeah surely being in home is boring now am experience that… n bread looks so soft and healthy too…

    1. Oh Vijaya…hope u'l get adjusted 2 ur situation soon… thank u so much…

  14. Do what makes you happy. I am happy to see this lovely baked bread though I wish I have the time to bake. Its perfect, for the start of the day or for me will always be for a sweet closing.

    1. Thank u so much nava.. love reading ur comments always… 🙂

  15. take care of ur health..
    delicious and soft bread..looks great..

    1. Thank u so much Gayathri…

  16. Get well soon rafeeda.The bread looks delicious.wish i could get a slice .

    1. Thank u so much Meena…

  17. perfect to slice and have with my green tea

    1. Thank u so much divya…

  18. Gorgeous clicks.. looks yummy !!

    1. Thank u so much divya….

  19. Awesome recipe Rafeeda…would love to bake it. But due to some health issues, have stopped baking for a while.. Waiting to get back to baking 🙂 Hope ur leg injury gets better soon 🙂 Mean time just take it easy and enjoy your time with kids…

    1. Avika…hope u get well soon dear… I feel so restricted when I cant bake – it's so thereaupatic… thank u so much dear…

  20. Wow the beard looks delicious Rafee… 🙂 I baked one last month and we loved it too 🙂 Take care!

    1. Thank u so much Rekha… 🙂

  21. perfectly baked, soft n moist bread… love making this bread so easy without any yeast n hassle.. love the taste of bread too.

    1. Thank u so much Preeti… 🙂

  22. Ha ha…lols on Nupur's comment.This is more like a reality tv episode unfolding every week if one post is missed then its hard to catch up :))
    Bread looks beautiful.

    1. 😀 meena, aa reality show enna vili koodi potathu pole thonunu… njan nirthi!!! Hehe.. thanks a lot, dear…

  23. Bread looks so soft and healthy !!!
    Will try this for sure 🙂
    Punjabi Rajmah Curry

    1. thank u so much shruthi…

  24. So sorry to hear about your injury, wishing you a speedy recovery. This healthy & quick bread looks fantastic!

    1. thank u so much ambreen… 🙂

  25. Its soooooooooooooo soft dear.

    1. thank u so much neela…

  26. Love the soft moist bread.. Nice combo – honey and banana

    1. thank u so much nithya… 🙂

  27. Its a very good thing to have something already prepared for the breakfast,don't have to think so much in the early mornings as to what to do for breakfast…the bread looks super yummy…get well soon dear…I am sure you are having a very good time with Azza kuttie and your laptop..he he…

    1. yeah, that is very true ruxana… i wish that could be the case everyday… hehe… thank u so much dear… 🙂

  28. Get well soon Rafeeda and ya having been on the run with work n stuff, it can get a bit boring to be staying at home specially not being able to do anything much with a leg ligament injury 🙂

    The bread looks really good.

    1. oh yes manju… i seriously can't wait to get back to work next week… 🙂 thank you so much…

  29. Healthy perfect bread and love its colour too.Take care of your health.

    1. thank u so much dear…

  30. Seems to be very healthful baking here, so your Umma would be proud. As for why you're at home, maybe I should scroll down to an earlier post for the answer. I"m sure though that you will use up that time to your blogging heart's content :))

    1. as far as my umma is concerned, all baking is unhealthy… i guess it will take me loads of time to convince her… 🙂 i'm actually not getting much time as i would have liked thanks to my sticky little one, but still managing to do so… hehe…

  31. Hope your leg injury is better now, By the way honey banana bread looks delicious. Love that you made with whole wheat flour

    1. yes, it is getting better swathi, thank u so much… 🙂

  32. yummy bread…..Rafee,Hope you r feeling better now…Praying for your speedy recovery….

    1. thank u so much fasee dear… 🙂

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