Friday, 14 June 2013

Easy Banana Bread

I have made many loaves of banana bread from many different recipes but this recipe is certainly my ultimate banana bread! If you don't want or like walnuts it is fine to leave them out or replace them with pecans or chocolate chips. This is brilliant for using up those bananas which have been left in the fruit bowl a little too long. Although not really a bread it is usually called Banana Bread and baked in a loaf tin so I am happy to include it here.


2 large bananas, mashed
160g soft, light brown sugar
100g butter, softened
180g self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 large eggs
50g walnuts, coarsely chopped

Heat the oven to 180°/160°fan/gas mark 4.

Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin, or use liners like I do!

Now put all the ingredients except the walnuts into a bowl and beat them together until thoroughly mixed. I use a stand mixer. Add the walnuts and mix them in. Put the mixture into the lined tin and bake for around an hour until a skewer inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack to finish cooling.

The bread is lovely on its own but even better spread with butter. Enjoy!

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