There is only one good thing about over ripe bananas…it means it’s time to whip out a fork and begin mashing, because you can finally make banana bread.
Banana bread is one of those sweet dishes that is never overpoweringly sweet and is ultimately, the perfect accompaniment to a delicious cup of tea. So, here is a very easy and simple Banana Bread recipe that any of you could make. I added a small amount of chopped walnuts to this recipe, just to add a little extra something and nice crunch to the overall experience. Feel free to leave them out, or add any nuts or sultanas (or chocolate chips if you want a really decadent treat) to the mixture at the end.
So without further a do, here is the golden recipe..
- 100 grams unsalted butter (cut into squares)
- 100 grams caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 450 grams bananas (mashed)- about 2 large bananas
- 45 ml natural yoghurt
- 5 ml vanilla essence
- 225 grams self-raising flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 40 grams walnuts (chopped, or pecans)
Begin by preheating your oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
Firstly, cream the butter and sugar in a bowl, using an electric beater. Then add in the egg and beat until everything is looking creamy again. Now add in the yoghurt, vanilla extract and mashed banana, and beat well until combined. Sift the flour and cinnamon into the bowl and beat everything together. Add in about 2/3rds of the chopped walnuts and fold it into the mixture.
Spoon the batter into your prepared loaf tin. Using a spoon, make sure the mixture is spread evenly across the pan. Sprinkle the remaining walnuts over the top.
Bake in your preheated oven for about an hour or until a golden on top and a skewer comes out clean. At around about the 45 minute mark, be sure to check on your banana bread, as cooking time may vary depending on your oven.
Cool in the tin for about 10 minutes before either placing on a wire rack, or cutting in to, as I’m sure you cannot resit the urge to taste test your master piece. You want your loaf to have a beautiful crust on the outside and nice and moist in the centre.
And taaa daaaaa…you now have a delicious treat to have with your tea.
Let me know if any of you try this delicious banana bread out!