Breakfast Ideas, Homemade Food, Recipes

10 minute “jazzed up” Banana Bread Cupcakes!

This is going to be quite straight to the point recipe (not too much babbling) – banana bread is a great choice of snack for a boost or to have as a breakfast as keeps you full and gives you energy!

This recipe is not just your average banana bread, I jazzed it up a little from the original recipe I used. This makes 24 cupcakes or 1 loaf cake.

If you are more of a visual soul than a reader then a Youtube video will be appearing soon – watch this space!

Utensils:

For cupcakes: A cupcake tray, cupcake cases, mixing bowl, small bowl, tablespoon, teaspoon, mixing spoon, fork, knife, measuring jug.

For loaf cake: A loaf tin, greaseproof paper, a extra lump of butter, mixing bowl, small bowl, tablespoon, teaspoon, mixing spoon, fork, knife, measuring jug.

Ingredients

110g of unsalted butter

225g of  caster sugar

4 ripe bananas

Cinammon (optional)

2 eggs

85ml of buttermilk or normal milk with a tsp of lemon juice

1 tsp of vanilla essence

1 tsp of baking soda

285g of plain flour

 A pinch of salt

Method

Pre heat oven to 180 Celsius.

Combine softened butter with sugar until there are no lumps of sugar left / light and fluffy. Put this mixture to one side.

Mash up the 4 ripe bananas with the back of a fork. Add a shake of cinnamon if using into the bananas.

In the creamed sugar and butter mixture, add the vanilla essence, milk, eggs and stir then add the bananas.

Then fold in the flour, baking soda, salt and extra cinnamon (optional).

Either then line cupcake tin with cupcake cases and spoon in mixture to fill half of each case. Pop in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes.

Or line loaf tin with greaseproof paper and grease with extra butter and pour mixture in evenly. Pop in the oven for 1 hour.

To identify that the banana bread is cooked insert a knife into the cake and if it comes out clean it is cooked!

Leave this to cool for a few minutes and then transfer to wire rack and then serve.

Or store in an air tight container for up to 2 days!

Hope you make amazing banana bread & if you do don’t forget to tag me in pictures on social media! @natbat91x

The original recipe is from BBC good food: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/bananabread_85720

 

 

 

 

 

Baking, Brownies, Chocolate, Easter, Easter Treats, Recipe Ideas, Recipes

Epic Mini Egg Gooey Chocolate Brownies

These 10 step epic easter themed chocolate brownies are so incredibly easy and fun to make!

Check out the video below for a step by step visual instruction… or just keep reading!

RECIPE

*makes approximately 30 small brownie pieces*

Ingredients

250g caster sugar

100g unsalted butter

4 eggs

60g cocoa powder

60g plain flour

200g dark chocolate

Optional: 2 handfuls of mini eggs & 2 handfuls of twirl bites.

Method:

  1. Pre heat your oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Melt your dark chocolate: – heat up a small saucepan with approx an inch of boiling water in the bottom and place a heatproof bowl over the pan on a medium heat and break the chocolate in the bowl. Stir gently until all the chocolate has melted and take off the heat & leave to cool.
  3. Pop a large mixing bowl on your weighing scales and zero your scales, weigh out 250g caster sugar.
  4. Next weigh out 100g softened unsalted butter.
  5. Cream the butter and sugar together.
  6. Crack 4 eggs into the mixture and gently mix together.
  7. Your melted chocolate should be cooled by now, add this to the mixture and stir together.
  8. Add the 60g of flour & 60g cocoa powder and stir thoroughly together.
  9. Add the mini eggs and twirl bites.
  10. Line your baking tray with greaseproof paper (see video for size if necessary) & pour mixture evenly in the tray, pop in oven for 20 minutes. Leave to cool and then chop into chunks.

Voila! Perfect gooey chocolate brownies perfect for parties or a cheeky snack!!

Food, Health Foods, Homemade Food, Recipes

Easy & Delicious Homemade Granola

Easy & Delicious Homemade Granola


Today I experimented with making home made granola; which turned out to be pretty easy and quick to make as well as being extremely tasty! I am not much of a granola eater as I tend to find boxed granola difficult to stomach as it can be quite dry, this recipe is super gooey and tastes delish with some fresh berries and yoghurt on top!

It is relatively healthy, with it being low in saturated fats and adds up to about 103 calories per serving, this recipe makes approximately 30 servings & should be thrown out if not eaten within 30 days – keep in an air tight container!

All you need equipment wise is a bowl, weighing scales, foil and a oven dish!

Ingredients:

  • 300g rolled oats
  • 100g dried cranberries/raisins
  • 50g nuts – I used a mix bag of pecans and walnuts
  • 100g almond shavings
  • 50g sunflower seeds
  • 2 tsp of coconut oil
  • 125ml of maple syrup
  • 125ml of honey
  • 8 squares of dairy milk chocolate (optional)

You can really make this recipe your own by adding anything you may have in the cupboard, nuts or dried fruit, I added the chocolate to make it more a treat to eat!

Method:

Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees and weigh out all the ingredients in one bowl and gently mix the ingredients together! Line a medium sized oven proof dish with foil and decant the mixture into the dish and spread evenly; finally pop in the oven for 10-15 minutes, make sure to check it in the last 5 minutes until slightly golden on the top.

Once cooked, remove from oven dish and leave on a wire rack or plate until it cools down, then it is ready to eat – store in a air tight container and you are good to go!

I entered the quantities of these ingredients (mostly bought from Sainsburys) into the My Fitness Pal app and generated some nutritional information which may be helpful:

Calories: 103 based on 30 servings

Total Fat: 3.8g   Saturated: 0.9g   Polyunsaturated: 1.3g   Monounsaturated: 1.3g

Sodium: 4.4mg

Potassium: 47.7mg

Total Carbs: 14.6g   Dietary fibre: 1.2g   Sugars: 7.5g

Protein: 2.1g

Disclaimer: I found the recipe on BBC good food & made it my own by adding and changing around a couple of the ingredients.


Thank you for reading, hope you enjoy the recipe !

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