Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Classic Banana Bread


Banana bread has to be one of my all time favourite teatime treats.

Some like it slathered with generous helpings of butter, warmed in the microwave or simply on it's tod with a cup of steamy tea. I prefer mine topped with thin slices of 'nana, or if I can't be chewed...then it's just loaf in one hand, peeled 'nana in t'other :)

Whilst I was baking this I had the banana phone song stuck in my head...

Did anyone else see this floating around facebook a wee while back?

Well here it is to get stuck in everyone's heads :)

'ping pong ping pong ping pong ping....bananaphoooone'

Sorry.

I realised that I didn't actually have a classic banana loaf recipe on here. I made this creamy dreamy Blueberry Cheesecake Banana Loaf a while back which is also a MUST, but not yet the staple itself.

I've adapted my recipe a lot over the years but feel as if I've now achieved 'the one'.

So it's time!

Enjoy baking buddies!


Best Banana Loaf Recipe The Betty Stamp


What you'll need//

70g butter
100g light brown sugar
220g self raising flour
half tsp baking powder
pinch salt
1 flat tsp cinnamon
2 eggs
3 medium (very ripe) bananas
3 tbsp date syrup (or maple syrup)
half tsp vanilla extract


Best Banana Loaf Recipe The Betty Stamp


What to do//

Preheat oven to 160 degrees C (fan) and line a loaf tin with baking parchment.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.

In a separate bowl mix together your flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.

Beat your eggs and pour into the butter/sugar mixture along with half the sifted flour mixture and stir until most of the flour is incorporated. Add your mushed up bananas, (consistency of baby food mush), date syrup, vanilla and remaining flour and stir until all the flour disappears.

Pour the mixture into your lined loaf tin and bake for 1 hour 10 mins.

Leave to cool on a wire rack before devouring many slices with your steamy cuppa! (In my case - 3 slices in a row...)


Best Banana Loaf Recipe The Betty Stamp

Best Banana Loaf Recipe The Betty Stamp


I'd love to know how you get on making it, so do leave a comment below if you do :)

Betty x

Ps. Did you see my Cocoa Orange Nak'd Bar recipe? YUMO!
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