Sunday, 19 July 2015

Banana Bread

Bananas are one of those fruit's I'm a little bit picky about how I like them; just past green, but before any brown splodges appear! Invariably with this narrow window of edibility, some poor bananas slip through and get left in the fruit bowl turning slowly browner and mushier. The answer to what to do with them, that doesn't involve chucking them in the bin; banana bread! Yaay!
I've made several of these over the last few months and used a few recipes, only to have lost the links to them, but I'd thought I'd share the most recent one I've used - the results are delicious!
Really easy to do, this recipe uses 'cups' and all the ingredients can be mixed in one bowl. The cake comes out beautiful and moist, plus I like to add some cinnamon for a bit more flavour. You could also add any chopped nuts of your choice or chocolate chips for a more indulgent treat.

You will need ...

2-3 ripe bananas, peeled and mushed up into a smooth paste
1/3 melted butter
1 teaspoon of baking soda
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup of sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups of plain flour

Any additional ingredients;
cinnamon, chopped nuts, chocolate chips
Add as many as you'd like!

If you don't have any measuring cups then check out this website to see them in grams and ounces.

What to do ...

Preheat your oven to 175°C then grease, and line if you wish, a loaf tin roughly 4x8 inches.

Mix together your mushy bananas and the melted butter, once cooled.
Mix in the baking soda and pinch of salt.
Stir in the sugar, beaten egg and vanilla extract.
Finally mix in the flour, it's that easy guys!!

Next pour the mixture into your loaf tin and pop into the oven.
Most of the recipe's I've tried have recommended baking for about an hour.
All our ovens can vary so I'd say check your banana bread after 30 minutes and again every 10 - 15 minutes until a knife inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean of mixture.

Once baked, tip out onto a wire rack or a plate and allow to cool.
And then enjoy! I've heard from a friend that down under in Auz they like to toast their banana bread with a bit of butter on, which I've not yet tried but let me know if you do ...

Original recipe from SimplyRecipes ♥ ♥ ♥
(please excuse the poor iPhone quality photo!)


  1. that looks amazing! will definitely have to give this recipe a go :) x

    1. You'll love it, it's so easy and tastes delicious!
      I'd love to know how you get on :)