Three ways with… Banana bread


Ever have those days when you desperately need to bake something but have no time and barely anything in the cupboards? Yeah, it happens to the best of us.

Whether you’re a keen baker or just like to bake from time to time, I’ve discovered a fab product that you have to have tucked in your cupboards for those forgotten shared lunches, birthdays and visiting guests – Edmonds Banana Cake Mix.

Not only does the finished product taste as good as from-scratch, but you’re bound to have the other ingredients you need tucked in your cupboard already. But the best part? You can make three cakes from a single packet. How awesome is that?

That doesn’t mean you need to make three basic banana cakes – how about three delicious (and super simple) takes on banana bread? Luckily I have you covered with recipes for peanut butter and chocolate, salted caramel and raspberry and coconut banana bread.

The only trouble is you never have those perfectly brown bananas when you need them. Well guess what? It totally doesn’t matter! Simply poke holes with a fork into all sides of whatever bananas you have on hand and warm them in the microwave in 30 second bursts until they’re nice and brown. Simple, right?

What I love most about these recipes is that the finished banana breads taste just like they’re made from scratch, but they take next to no time to whip up. While they’ll be in the oven for the best part of an hour, you’ll have the batter mixed up in five minutes flat. Perfect!

So cover yourself for those baking emergencies – or let’s be honest, anytime you need something sweet – and pick up a packet of Edmonds Banana Cake Mix. You’ll love it!


Basic banana bread



  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius and grease and line a loaf tin.
  2. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until just combined.
  3. Pour into prepared loaf tin and spread evenly. Place in oven and bake for 45 – 55 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
  4. Allow to cool in tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.


Salted caramel variation

Additional ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp salted caramel (try my recipe here) + extra to drizzle

What to do

  1. Pour salted caramel over banana bread batter once you have poured it into the prepared loaf tin. Pull a knife through the mixture to marble the salted caramel through the batter.
  2. Bake as usual and drizzle with extra salted caramel once cool.


Peanut butter and chocolate variation

Additional ingredients

  • ¾ cup chocolate drops + 1 Tbsp extra
  • 2 Tbsp smooth peanut butter

What to do

  1. Once batter has been mixed, add ¾ cup chocolate drops and mix through until evenly dispersed. Pour into prepared loaf pan.
  2. Place 1 Tbsp peanut butter in a mug and warm in the microwave for 20 seconds. Drizzle over banana bread batter and marble through batter using a knife. Bake as usual.
  3. Once cool, drizzle with melted chocolate and warmed peanut butter.


Raspberry and coconut variation

Additional ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups frozen raspberries
  • ¼ cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 Tbsp icing sugar
  • ½ – 1 tsp milk
  • Freeze-dried raspberries and shredded coconut, to finish

What to do

  1. Once batter has been mixed, add frozen raspberries and desiccated coconut. Mix until just combined. Pour into loaf pan and bake as usual.
  2. Combine icing sugar and milk in a mug and mix until well combined and runny. Once loaf is cool, drizzle with icing and finish with freeze-dried raspberries and shredded coconut.


Thanks to the lovely team at Edmonds I have a prize pack filled with $50 of Edmonds products to giveaway to one lucky reader.

To be in to win, simply leave a comment below and tell me what you would bake with Edmonds Banana Cake Mix.

This post was made possible thanks to Edmonds. All words, images and recipes are my own. Entries close 11.59pm Wednesday 18 May. The winner will be chosen at random and notified on Thursday 19 May. Winner must make contact within 3 business days or they’ll forfeit the prize and a new winner will be drawn. Sorry – this giveaway is only open to New Zealand residents.

  • Kelly Hibbs

    I would love to try the salted caramel banana bread for sure! Sounds amazing!

  • Katherine T

    Salted Caramel Banana Bread sounds divine!! Looks so easy too, definitely worth a try :-)

  • Carolyn Abraham

    i would make cranberry almond banana loaf yum

  • Karen Mabey

    Peanut butter and chocolate variation :)

  • Josie smedley

    Yummy, I’d have to try your peanut butter and choc recipe I am a peanut butter fiend, especially while pregnant!!

  • Lisa Plumridge

    I have one of these mixes in my cupboard so I will definitely be trying your chocolate and peanut butter version on Monday bake day ….. Yum!!!!

  • June Benefield

    I’ve been making a few of the good old Banana Cakes from the ,Edmonds cookbook with my little helper. Might try the banana loaf next time. The salted caramel one looks amazing.

    • Kirsten Robinson

      Your little helper is officially too cute. I’m thrilled to let you know that you’ve won the Edmonds prize pack – congratulations! Keep an eye on your inbox for an email with more info :)

  • Karen Dunlop

    They all sound amazing and super easy – what a great time-saving product. Definitely will try the salted caramel loaf and then my own variation of banana and walnut loaf with a caramel icing.

  • disqus_gNYkHx3kmz

    Oh my goodness I would absolutely try all 3 of your recipes. Each sounds perfect. I swear by edmonds sweet muffin mix and always have a bag in the pantry.. :) thank you

  • Rebecca Kirk

    I would bake banana and choc loaf, also banana muffins with rasp/ coconut sound amazing.

  • Lizanne Pitt

    We like muffins… So probably banana and chocolate muffins which are easier for little hands.

  • NZKelly

    Miss 3 has added banana cake to her list of 10 things she will eat so I would make mini muffins to put into her kindy lunchbox (and eat a few myself!).

  • jane nuttridge

    Banana, Choc chip and Walnut loaf

  • Suzannah Newton

    Banana and chocolate chip muffins with lemon glaze. Yummy!

  • bassplayer23

    I would bake banana, almond and chocolate chip muffins :)

  • Carla Thorpe

    Oh wow this looks amazing! I want to make the peanut butter choc bread! Sounds devine

  • Aimee Gibson

    You had me at peanut butter – I would be keen to try that loaf :-)

  • Holly

    I would love to use your recipe to bake raspberry & coconut banana bread for my family :)

  • Holly

    I would love to bake raspberry & coconut banana bread for my family :)

  • Heather Penman

    I would love to try the choc banana one!!!! sounds so yummy!

  • Sabrina Grogan

    It would be perfect for a 3 layered Banana cake, with salted caramel buttercream :)

  • Nikster

    I would love to try chocolate/raspberry with the banana mix for my family.

  • Tania Wicks

    i would love to try peanut butter and chocolate banana bread, it sounds so good!!

  • Tamsyn Grant

    Yum, love the idea of the peanut butter in it. I used this mix to make a banana & feijoa loaf the other day which was really good

  • Shani McLean

    That salted caramel banana bread has caught my eye! I would love to try this recipe!!

  • Emily

    Ooh they look amazing, I’d make a banana crumble cake with caramel sauce

  • Ebony Wehipeihana

    I would love to give all them of them a good crack! Raspberry and coconut would definitely be the first I try!

  • Kevin Robinson

    This looks amazing I must try it. I love mozzarella cheese on my pizzas