Yummy Banana Bread Recipe

Hey there Girls,

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Do you ever buy a huge bunch of bananas in your weekly shop and 5 days later most of them are still sitting in the fruit bowl???  This happens in our house a bit we go through fazes every other piece of fruit is devoured but for some reason the poor old banana gets left out, so I set about finding a recipe to make great banana bread.  It took a while to find a great one and even at that I have tweaked it a bit replacing plain flour with self-raising for a lighter bread, halving the amount of baking powder and changing the caster sugar to soft light demerara sugar.  So here’s my version and I promise you will love it and its so easy to make,  the first time I made it I threw the mixture in the bin I thought I’d made a mess of it but no it’s ment to look like that (I put pictures so you know what I mean!) generally I make double the amount which will give you an extra-large loaf and 6 muffins (which the kids love in their lunch box).

What You’ll Need (makes 1 loaf):

8oz/225g Self Raising Flour

1 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Baking powder

1 tsp Ground cinnamon

4oz/110g Golden demerara sugar

1 egg, beaten

3fl oz/75ml Sunflower Oil

Few drops vanilla extract

4 medium ripe bananas, mashed

2 1/2 oz/65g Pecan nuts, chopped (I have made it without these and it’s still amazing)

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Add your wet ingredients

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Ready for the oven

Pre heat your oven to 180(C))/350(F) or gas mark 4.  Sift your flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon in to a bowl and stir in the sugar.  Mix in the egg, sunflower oil and vanilla extract make sure not to beat, it will look very grainy (see picture).  Fold in the nuts and banana again making sure not to beat, I use a fork to do this.  Put it into a lined 1lb loaf tin and bake for 50-60 mins or it is golden brown and springs back when you prod it gently.  Leave it in the tin for 10 mins and then turn out onto a wire rack.

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The only thing I will warn is that once you start eating this you will find it hard to stop especially toasted with butter on it (oh my hips are widening just thinking of it!).  Give it a go and I hope you enjoy, let me know if you try it.

Till next time lovelies,

Sarah xxx

 

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