Don't you just love when you have all the ingredients you need for something already in the house? That doesn't happen much for me, I'm normally short by just one or two items. But tonight, I have everything to make some amazing banana bread.
Earlier, my housemate sent me a message ...
"if you feel like baking" .. ha! What a silly statement, I ALWAYS feel like baking!
Baking time!! YAAAYY
Banana bread is another one of those really easy recipes. It has such basic ingredients, most of the time I have them already in my fridge! And all you have to do is put everything in a bowl, mix it up and put it in the oven. No kidding, try it, I promise you will love what you make.
So what do you need?
- 2 x bananas. These are best when on the browner side of life! I also like to work with cold bananas, so freeze them or at least have them in the freezer for a couple of hours, if you can, before baking.
- 1 3/4 cup self raising flour
- 1/4 cup plain flour
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs (room temperature is best)
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 50g melted butter
1. Set the oven to 180 degrees and prepare a loaf tin. I like to both grease the tin and put a sheet of non stick baking paper, this makes it easier to take out the bread at the end.
2. Mash up the bananas first, simply use a fork until you have a baby food consistency
3. In a large mixing bowl, add self raising flour, plain flour and cinnamon, and mix well
4. Stir in the brown sugar, then make a well in the middle.
5. Add eggs, milk and butter to the mashed bananas, mixing everything together
6. Pour the banana mixture into the well in the dry ingredients and stir until combined
7. Pour the finished batter into the loaf tin and put into the oven for 45-50 minutes. You can put a skewer in the middle to test, if it comes out clean then the bread is ready.
Look at that!! Doesn't it look delicious :)
Now be sure to leave it for 5 minutes in the pan, then pull it out and rest on a cooling rack for another 5-10 minutes before serving.
My housemates and I got into this as soon as we could! Add a little spread of butter and its perfect, even some cream cheese if you have any.
We even had some wine and made a night of it, the wine took it from classic banana bread to classy banana bread!
Let me know what you think and I would love to see your photos either below or over on my Instagram @nerdylittlebaker