Super Easy Banana Bread Recipe

Wow, feels like ages since I did a recipe! I have been making this Banana bread for years and it has always been received well by the people who have eaten it. It’s a great way to use up your old bananas, once they start going brown they really are at their best for cake making!

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What you will Need 

300g Plain Flour

Pinch of salt

1 tsp of Bicarb of Soda

120g Softened Unsalted Butter

250g Golden Caster Sugar

3 Ripe Bananas

1tsp of Vanilla Extract

2 Medium Eggs

Milk with 1 tsp of Lemon Juice

How to Make 

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Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin and pre heat the oven to 150 fan, 170c or gas mark 4.

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Cream together your sugar and the softened butter for about 5 minutes until pale and fluffy.

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Mash the bananas in a bowl with a fork until nice and mushy then add in the teaspoon of  vanilla extract. Try and use extract if you can as it has a better favour than vanilla essence. Add the mixture into the butter and sugar.

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Add the eggs to the mixture, along with the milk soured with lemon juice, stir it all together.

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Sieve the flour, salt and bicarb into a bowl, then gradually add the mixture into the wet ingredients until well combined.

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If you like, at this stage you can include a teaspoon of cinnamon or chocolate chips to at the mixture, this will add a twist to the banana bread recipe.

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Pour your mixture into the loaf tin and tap it on the counter to level it. Pop it in the oven for 1 hour, checking it every 20 minutes. Take a metal skewer and stick it into the centre of the cake, if there is batter on the skewer when removed,  then bake it for a little longer.

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If the top of the cake starts to burn, make a little foil hat to sit on top, this will stop it browning any further.

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Banana bread is always best eaten warm from the oven with a nice cup of tea. It will store for a few days in an air tight tin ( If you can make it last that long).

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If you make this yummy banana bread, don’t forget to show me, I always like to see your homemade treats, tag @i_heart_maggie  for Instagram or @IHeart_Maggie on twitter.

Love

Claire X

 

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