The Best Banana Bread in the World – Illustrated Recipe

OK, so last week’s recipe was a few days later than planned, and this week’s is early… but I’ve never been a fan of routine, especially when it comes to Banana Bread.

There’s always time for Banana Bread.

I’ve been baking from this recipe for at least five years – it’s ever so slightly adapted from a Sophie Dahl recipe that I love. It’s perfect for school holiday snacking (or lunch… as it may have been today).


Especially after running under the hose.


And I just had to sketch it.


It might be the tablespoon of vanilla that makes it extra special. And if your bananas are REALLY ripe, you can try cutting back on the sugar just a bit.

We love it around here.

Just click through on the image below and it’s all yours too!

Banana Bread small


About Anna Battle

I’m an artist, guide, mother and a very handy Art Friend! 

My life’s mission is to share the joy of drawing and painting.

In 2011 I started offering in-studio guided Paint Alongs, and my first online course, 15 Flowers, went live in 2015.

In 2016 my book, Painting Party, was published (it’s still available on Amazon).

I now offer online Paint Alongs and workshops so that you can reconnect to the creativity inside you. Gift yourself the time to paint, and the guidance you need to improve your skills and your confidence. 

I invite you to join me and see the world through the eyes of an artist!

If not now, when?