I could eat this every day! It’s a sweet treat that I trick myself into thinking it’s a “healthy” snack – although it’s definitely not!
Make it in 6 Easy Steps!
You will need: a loaf tin (or if you don’t have one use a deep baking tray – it will be more like a tray bake, and you can cut it up into small squares)
Tip: if you don’t like the bits of mashed up banana in your bread and want a smooth yet still moist loaf then us a masher just before adding flour (yes does sound strange it works). It gets rid of all the big lumps of mushy banana and then you have a smooth bread.
Step One: Cream the butter in a bowl until softened. Add the sugar and mix until light and fluffy.
Step Two: Add the two eggs into the butter and sugar mixture and mix.
Step Three: Mash the ripe bananas with a fork on a plate and add to mixture. (If you don’t want small lumps of banana in your bread this is the moment to use a masher to break down the mashed banana even more. Don’t use a masher after adding the flour as this will take the air out of the mixture).
Step Four: Add baking powder to the flour. Fold in the flour gradually to keep air in the mixture – to make sure the loaf rises.
Step Five: Line the loaf tin with parchment paper and pour mixture in. Bake for 30 minutes. You can tell when it’s cooked perfectly when you push the top of the loaf, and it gently bounces.
Step Six: Place loaf on a cool rack for half an hour – until cool. Mix sieved icing sugar with 1-2 tablespoons of warm water and drizzle over the loaf.
AND VOILA! DE-LI-CIOUS!
I am yet to try banana bread toasted with a bit of butter. If you have had it, do you think is it better toasted?
More of my favourite recipes to come…