I’m the worst person in the world when it comes to buying loads and loads of fruit at the beginning of the week in a bid to be healthy then throwing it away come Saturday. I’m a real fuss pot when it comes to bananas too as I hate it when they are all smushy and bruised. Luckily, Ginge adores banana bread so it’s a constant recipe in our house. I thought I’d share you the recipe I use. It’s super quick, delicious and simple.
You will need:
- 285g of plain flour
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- 3 or 4 overripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- 225g of caster sugar
- 85ml of milk (mixed in with 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice)
- 110g of butter
Firstly, you need to pre-heat your oven. I have mine set to gas mark 4/180 degrees.
You then need to add the flour, baking powder and salt together in a mixing bowl. Give it a mix and set aside.
Add the butter and sugar together. You need to mix this for a while until the mixture is nice and fluffy and all blended together. Once its mixed, you need to crack the two eggs into the butter/sugar mixture until they are fully together and then add the milk. I then put this aside for a moment whilst I chop my bananas into chunks in a separate bowl and mash them together. Depending if you want chunks of banana in your bread depends how much you mash them. Once mashed, add the bananas to the mixture and mix them together.
Finally, you need to fold in the flour mixture into the other mixture. Add the flour gradually and fold the flour into the mixture. Once all the flour has bee folded in, I quickly grease up my loaf tin. Usually, I use butter and rub around all the sides but I found Clover Cooking Spray in Morrisons the other day. I only had to spray the tin and it was all ready to go. Good invention Clover.
Once your tin is ready, pour the mixture into the tin and whack it in the oven for an hour. It may take a little longer than an hour but once it’s golden brown its ready. Once you take it out the oven, leave it to to cool. I usually let it cool for half an hour or so before taking it out of the tin. Then I make a cuppa and I’m ready to serve.
If you want, you can add raisins to the mixture for a bit more fruit and flavour. It’s a great way to use up the ripe bananas in your household and doesn’t take too long at all.