How to: Banana Bread

Hey Everyone,

I have a foodfession to make. I am obsessed with bananas. Bananas for breakfast, lunch and dinner all day, everyday. Which is why I want to share with you all my ‘Banana bread’ recipe full of mushy goodness.

What you will need:

This is the full recipe. I used only half of the recipe because I ran out of bananas. oops. No idea how that happened…
– 1/4 cup brown sugar
– 4 bananas
– 3 eggs
– 1 Tbs. of bi-carb soda
– 1 Tbs. of cinnamon
– 120g butter (melted)
– 1 and 1/2 cups self- raising flour
– 1 Tbs. of milk
    optional: handful of nuts of your choice (85g). I used crushed up peanuts for this recipe.
          I used a 25cm x 12.5cm x 6cm rectangular tin but, for the full recipe, you can use two of these tins or any larger tin of your choice.
How to:
1. Preheat oven 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced if possible)
2. Line your tin with baking paper
3. Mash those bananas in a medium to large mixing bowl (I used a potato masher but, a fork should do since the best bananas are the super ripe)
From this
to mush
4. Whisk together melted butter and eggs in a separate bowl. It should look like orange juice
5. Add the egg/ butter mixture and milk with the mushy bananas and mix until well combined
6. Sieve in the rest of the ingredients; sugar, cinnamon, bi-card soda and flour.
              Note: I only use a small amount of sugar as the bananas are a natural sweetener for this recipe when ripe. But, feel free to add more if you prefer to.
Sifting in the dry ingredients, I put the peanuts in there too so, just ignore that and pop them in after sifting.

7. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet mixture ensuring that everything is combined well

I fold instead of vigorously mixing to allow as air bubbles to form to ensure the mixture rises

8. Pour mixture into tin and smooth out using your spatula

Mixture should look like over-watered oatmeal


Mixture hits about half-way up the tin

9. Pop your mixture into the oven for approx. 35 minutes. Check to see if the cake is cooked by poking a skewer into the loaf, coming out clean.
Note: For full recipe, it should take about 1 hr. Check with a skewer at 45 minutes.
10. Leave on a rake to cool down for 15 minutes before serving.

Yum yum in my tum tum,. Makes approx. 8-10 servings. It’s quite small height wise but, with a full recipe it should be double this
Nibble away!
         Hope you try this recipe and comment below if you do! It is honestly so simple and comes out moist every time. Perfect for breakky or some afternoon tea.
         Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Nibble away,

Jo x.

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