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!
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.
110g of unsalted butter
225g of caster sugar
4 ripe bananas
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
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