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.

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

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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!!