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Paul Allam

Paul Allam

Co-founder, Bourke Street Bakery
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Banana and apple bread recipe

Lifestyle — Posted 10/12/13

The Bourke Street Bakery shares a winning recipe for a soft, sweet loaf of bread.


85 g butter

170 g sugar

2 eggs, lightly beaten

185 g plain flour

1 g bicarbonate of soda

2 g baking powder

5 g cornflour

5 g ground cinnamon

2 g salt

305 g ripe bananas

130 g apples, grated

(Makes 1 loaf)


  1. Make this recipe using a benchtop mixer.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar on low speed, then slowly add the lightly beaten eggs.
  3. Sieve the plain flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, cornflour, cinnamon and salt into another bowl.
  4. Fold the flour mixture by hand into the creamed butter, sugar and egg.
  5. Mash the bananas and combine with the grated apple and then fold this through the mixture.
  6. Preheat a fan-forced oven to 200ºC.
  7. Spoon the mixture into an oiled 18 x 10 x 6 cm bread tin. Reduce the oven temperature to 180ºC and bake for 35–40 minutes. 
  8. Test the loaf with a knife or skewer. If it comes out clean, the cake is baked.
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