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Moist Banana Bread

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This moist Banana Bread recipe is another easy one-bowl wonder. Put your overripe and mushy bananas to good use with this bread. If you find yourself in the rare position of having leftover cake, it’s perfect to freeze by the slice for later.

This moist Banana Bread recipe is another easy one-bowl wonder. Expect the enticing scent of warm banana to waft around the house. Honestly, when I returned home I could smell the cooling banana bread from the front door. You might want another loaf on the go in case your neighbours happen to “randomly” drop by. Put your overripe and mushy bananas to good use with this bread. If you find yourself in the rare position of having leftover cake, it’s perfect to freeze by the slice for later.

BANANA BREAD

Makes: 8-12 slices, depending how thick you like your bread

Difficulty: easy

EQUIPMENT:

1 medium loaf tin, 21 x 11 x 6 cm

INGREDIENTS:

2 medium or large ripe Bananas, mashed
120g Unsalted Butter
2 tablespoons Milk
1 teaspoon Bicarbonate Soda
200g Caster Sugar
2 large Eggs, lightly beaten
180g Self Raising Flour

 

METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (160 fan-forced; 350 F).

Mash the bananas into a pulp and place them in a medium saucepan. With the saucepan on low heat add the butter and stir until it’s melted.

Add in the caster sugar, bicarbonate soda, and milk. Stir it all together until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Once the mixture has cooled stir in the self-raising flour and beaten eggs until the mixture is evenly combined. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin.

Check oven has reached the correct temperature. Set kitchen timer for 40 minutes. Place the loaf tin on the middle rack of the oven. The bread is ready when a skewer in the middle of the loaf comes out clean. Bake for a further 5 minutes if not baked fully yet.

Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove loaf to cool on a wire rack Serve warm or cold.

BAKING TIPS:

  • The riper the bananas the sweeter the cake will be
  • You could reduce the sugar quantity a bit in the cake without too much drama, even 150g of sugar would be ok. It’s quite a forgiving recipe.
  • The recipe could easily be vegan or lactose-intolerant friendly by substituting the dairy with non-dairy alternatives.
  • Individual slices of banana bread can be wrapped in plastic film and stored in the freezer for up to 2 months.
  • Store cake at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days

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Servings Prep Time Cook Time Passive Time
12slices 15mins 40mins 45mins
Servings Prep Time
12slices 15mins
Cook Time Passive Time
40mins 45mins
Ingredients
  • 2 large ripe Bananas mashed
  • 120 g Unsalted Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Bicarbonate Soda
  • 2 tablespoons Full Cream Milk
  • 200 g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs lightly beaten
  • 180 g Self Raising Flour
Servings: slices
Units:
Ingredients
  • 2 large ripe Bananas mashed
  • 120 g Unsalted Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Bicarbonate Soda
  • 2 tablespoons Full Cream Milk
  • 200 g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs lightly beaten
  • 180 g Self Raising Flour
Servings: slices
Units:
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (160 fan-forced; 350 F). Grease the base and sides of a medium loaf pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Mash the bananas into a pulp and place them in a medium saucepan. With the saucepan on low heat add the butter and stir until it’s melted.
  3. Add in the caster sugar, bicarbonate soda, and milk. Stir it all together until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  4. Once the mixture has cooled stir in the self-raising flour and beaten eggs until the mixture is evenly combined. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin.
  5. Check oven has reached the correct temperature. Set kitchen timer for 40 minutes. Place the loaf tin on the middle rack of the oven. The bread is ready when a skewer in the middle of the loaf comes out clean. Bake for a further 5 minutes if not baked fully yet.
  6. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove loaf to cool on a wire rack Serve warm or cold.
Recipe Notes
  • The riper the bananas the sweeter the cake will be.
  • You could reduce the sugar quantity a bit in the cake without too much drama, even 150g of sugar would be ok. It’s quite a forgiving recipe.
  • The recipe could easily be vegan or lactose-intolerant friendly by substituting the dairy with non-dairy alternatives.
  • Individual slices of banana bread can be wrapped in plastic film and stored in the freezer for up to 2 months.
  • Store cake at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Facts
Moist Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 321 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 188mg 8%
Potassium 103mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 27g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 2%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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