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Cast Iron Pan Banana Bread Recipe

By: Andrea Alden

There’s something comforting about fresh banana bread. Curling up under a blanket with a tea or coffee and watching the sun rise from your patio, reading a book. That may just be my cottage-core fantasy, but once again, we’ve made banana bread better and easier with this Cast Iron Pan Banana Bread Recipe. Using the barbecue and preheating your cast iron frying pan will give you the crispiest edges, banana-i-est middles, and you haven’t even heated up the house if you find yourself craving this in high summer instead of fall. This Cast Iron Pan Banana Bread is perfect for a cheeky breakfast, a lovely snack, or a host gift. 

Prep Time
15 Min
Cook Time
30 Min
Yield
4+
Difficulty
Easy

Cast Iron Pan Banana Bread Recipe

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Ingredients

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Ingredients
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. (5 ml) vanilla
  • ½ cup (113 g) butter +2 tbsp. (28 g) for greasing
  • 1 cup (120 g) white sugar
  • ½ cup (220 g) brown sugar
  • 2 cups (240 g) flour
  • ½ tsp. (3 g) salt
  • 1 tsp. (4 g) baking soda
  • 1 tsp. (4 g) baking powder
  • 1 tsp. (3 g) cinnamon
  • Optional chocolate chips, raisins or nuts to taste
Directions
  1. Preheat your grill to 350°F (177°C), preparing to use indirect heat. Place the cast iron pan into the barbecue to preheat while you assemble the ingredients. 
  2. Mash the bananas and mix in the eggs and vanilla. 
  3. Using a hand mixer or your own muscles, cream together ½ cup of butter and the sugars until they are light and fluffy. Fold in the egg and banana mixture. 
  4. Sift or whisk together the dry ingredients together and then stir gently until the dry ingredients are hydrated and no lumps are left. You can fold in your optional ingredients now. 
  5. Remove the cast iron skillet from the barbecue and melt the 2 tbsp. of butter in the pan. Pour the batter over the melted butter. You can scatter the optional ingredients on top instead of mixing them in. 
  6. Bake on the barbecue using indirect heat for 30 to 60minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean. 
  7. Allow the banana bread to cool a little before slicing and serving. 

Warm, comforting, and easy, this Cast Iron Pan Banana Bread Recipe has it all. Who knew you didn’t have to make banana loaf in a loaf pan? What is your favorite quick bread or dessert to bake on the barbecue? Share your best BBQ dessert recipes, stories and photos on our social pages like Facebook and Tiktok, using the hashtags #NapoleonEats and #NapoleonGrills.

Recipe Blog - Banana Bread - Mix

Mash the banana, mix in the eggs, add the creamed sugars and butter, then the dry ingredients

Recipe Blog - Banana Bread - batter

Once mixed, pour into a buttered and preheated cast iron pan

Recipe Blog - Banana Bread - Grill1

Place the pan onto the barbecue between the lit burners and close the lid

Recipe Blog - Banana Bread - Grill2

Bake for 30 to 60 minutes (time depends on weather conditions and pan size)

Recipe Blog - Banana Bread - Serve1

Slice and serve once cool enough to handle

Recipe Blog - Banana Bread - Serve2

Goes perfect with a spot of tea

AndreaAlden
Andrea Alden

I used to be the Sultana of Sizzle, but you can call me Andrea. I have always been passionate about food. Even though I was majoring in Art and Graphic Design, I would frequently be found cooking for my friends and family.

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Recipe Blog - Banana Bread - Mix

Mash the banana, mix in the eggs, add the creamed sugars and butter, then the dry ingredients

Recipe Blog - Banana Bread - batter

Once mixed, pour into a buttered and preheated cast iron pan

Recipe Blog - Banana Bread - Grill1

Place the pan onto the barbecue between the lit burners and close the lid

Recipe Blog - Banana Bread - Grill2

Bake for 30 to 60 minutes (time depends on weather conditions and pan size)

Recipe Blog - Banana Bread - Serve1

Slice and serve once cool enough to handle

Recipe Blog - Banana Bread - Serve2

Goes perfect with a spot of tea