Banana Bread

I'm pretty sure that I count this banana bread as one of my five a day! This is one of my favourite recipes and a big hit with my friends and family. A warm, spiced, fluffy banana loaf that is perfect eaten at any time of day. The ingredients are few and the flavour is big so I highly recommend you go and try this right now! Keep wrapped in baking paper and eat within three days, if indeed you have any left at that point!

 

Ingredients   4 Ripe Bananas 160g Soft Brown Sugar 2 Large Eggs 4 tbsp Cold Unsalted Butter 180g Plain Flour 2 1/2tsp Baking Powder 1 1/2tsp Ground Cinnamon   Method   Begin by mashing three of the four bananas into a chunky mash and set aside. Slice the fourth banana in half. In a large clean mixing bowl, place the sugar and eggs. Melt the butter and add this to the bowl too. Use an electric hand mixer to beat the ingredients together until light and pale and then add the mashed bananas - combine. Into the banana mix, sieve the plain flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Use a spatula to gently fold the ingredients together. Grease a loaf tin with butter and dust with flour to line the tin. Add in the cake mix and top with the two remaining halves of banana. Place into a preheated oven at 170 degrees for 50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Allow the loaf to cook for 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack and allowing to cool for a further 30 minutes. Perfect served alongside a mug of English Breakfast tea!

Ingredients

 

4 Ripe Bananas

160g Soft Brown Sugar

2 Large Eggs

4 tbsp Cold Unsalted Butter

180g Plain Flour

2 1/2tsp Baking Powder

1 1/2tsp Ground Cinnamon

 

Method

 

Begin by mashing three of the four bananas into a chunky mash and set aside. Slice the fourth banana in half.

In a large clean mixing bowl, place the sugar and eggs. Melt the butter and add this to the bowl too. Use an electric hand mixer to beat the ingredients together until light and pale and then add the mashed bananas - combine.

Into the banana mix, sieve the plain flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Use a spatula to gently fold the ingredients together.

Grease a loaf tin with butter and dust with flour to line the tin. Add in the cake mix and top with the two remaining halves of banana. Place into a preheated oven at 170 degrees for 50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Allow the loaf to cook for 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack and allowing to cool for a further 30 minutes. Perfect served alongside a mug of English Breakfast tea!