Bananas about Banana Bread

Bananas about Banana Bread

What better way to start a Monday than by making banana bread?

The boys have started going to school full time from this week.  It has left the house feeling very quiet and I am missing them terribly.

After I dropped them at school yesterday morning, I was faced with a huge to do list.  So rather than face the to do list head on, I made banana bread.  As you do….

In my defence I had two over ripe bananas to use.  I didn’t to waste them!

So I put on some music and set about making the house smell yummy!

What you need:

Banana Bread

  • A bread loaf tin lined with baking paper
  • Flour (plain) – 200g
  • Bicarb of Soda – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Baking Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Caster Sugar – 115g
  • Butter (unsalted) – 60g
  • Chocolate Chips – Small Bag (optional)
  • Bananas (ripe) – 2
  • Egg – 1
  • Milk – 1 tablespoon

How to make Banana Bread

Preheat the oven to 180 C

If you have tried any of my other recipes, I tend to go for simple and easy bakes.  Something which can be rustled up quickly and easily.  This recipe is no different..

Firstly, sieve the flour, bicarb and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.

Then add the sugar and butter and rub the mixture together.  It will start to resemble breadcrumbs.

Then mash up the banana and mix this in, along with the milk and egg.

If you are adding the chocolate chips then add this in at the end.

Pour the mixture into the loaf tin, then cook in the oven for around 40 minutes.

Et Voila!  Easy banana bread, made easily.  Better put the kettle on….

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The boys have started school and I have been consoling myself by baking banana bread! Why not try it out too? It is really easy to make!

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14 Comments

  1. 22nd September 2017 / 10:44 am

    My customers go mad for banana bread in the cafe, I’m not keen on them, but I’ll pass this on to my business partner to try, she loves it!

  2. 21st September 2017 / 10:48 pm

    Banana bread is my favourite thing to bake when I have black bananas – it’s just so comforting!

  3. 21st September 2017 / 10:40 pm

    Oh I love banana bread but I completely forgot about it, thanks for the reminder!

  4. 21st September 2017 / 8:56 pm

    this looks delicious. Everyone in our house loves banana bread even the little ones. Its a fab way of using up old bananas and getting fruit in them both.

  5. 21st September 2017 / 10:54 am

    I was about to throw some manky bananas away – I think I will just make this instead

  6. 20th September 2017 / 11:22 pm

    I really hate bananas but banana bread allows me to tolerate them 🙂 My partner loves making it so I will pass on your recipe to him

  7. 20th September 2017 / 10:36 pm

    Looks delicious and what a perfect way to deal with your kids being at school all day. It’s a shock isn’t it! This cake would be perfect for breakfast too if there’s any left! Mind you, with kids ravenous after school then I’m sure it all went the same day.

  8. 20th September 2017 / 3:58 pm

    I like the sound of Banana Bread. I have never tried that before. Will do.

  9. 20th September 2017 / 2:33 pm

    This looks yummy. I love making banana bread. It smell so yummy when cooking too. I could just try a slice of yours 🙂

  10. 20th September 2017 / 12:46 pm

    Fantastic recipe.Banana bread is the way to go whenever I have overripe bananas.

  11. 19th September 2017 / 8:23 pm

    We make this often as I hate throwing food away. Great for lunchboxes

  12. 19th September 2017 / 5:51 pm

    I am with you on not waiting to waste a ‘good’ over rip banana lol, loving this banana cake. I made one a few weeks back and now need to make another

  13. 19th September 2017 / 1:40 pm

    This looks lovely, I have never actually made banana bread before. I think I will have to try it as my children would love it x

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