Barefoot in the Kitchen – Banana Bread

Banana Bread Recipe

I had a bunch of over ripe bananas sitting on the kitchen counter for well over a week while I kept debating whether or not I was actually going to bake the banana bread I had been promising to make. On Friday, when they were now inviting far more fruit flies than are ever welcome in my kitchen, I psyched myself up and pulled out the MagiMix. It’s not that I don’t enjoy baking, far from it in fact – I love to bake – but much to my husband’s dismay, it’s been a while since I was last barefoot in the kitchen and needed a bit of a push to find my groove again. But this recipe is so quick and easy that it probably took me all of 5 minutes from mixing it up to having it baking in the oven! It definitely needed a couple tweaks as I’m still getting used to my oven for baking but it was surprisingly tasty. So as promised, here is my ridiculously easy Banana Bread recipe I swiped from my mom a few years ago 🙂

Banana Bread Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon bicarb
  • 125g butter
  • 300g sugar
  • 300g flour

Method:

  1. Puree bananas until smooth
  2. Cream butter and sugar together
  3. Mix in eggs, one at a time
  4. Add bananas, flour, baking powder and bicarb (mixed in water) and mix together well
  5. Pour mixture into a well greased loaf tin
  6. Bake at 180 degrees for 1 – 1.1/4 hours (my oven is a bit hot so next time I would bake at 170 for just under an hour)

This makes the perfect treat for anytime of day – with your morning coffee or afternoon tea, with butter or without. It really is delicious – and since it has bananas, it definitely counts as one of your five a day 😉

What’s your favourite sweet treat? Have a wonderful week friends!

XXX Cat

 

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