Updated: Apr 6, 2020
Banana bread might be one of the first bakes that I've ever tried and got me hooked on baking. It's simple, easy, not too sweet, and because it's basically bananas, it's one of your 5-a-day so it's all good even if you inhale a whole loaf right?! JK.
Anyway, I've tried a lot of different recipes without actually noting them down but this is a recipe I used last weekend to bake some banana bread for my team. Some people tell me that Banana Bread is not meant to have any nuts or raisins, but I personally like mine with walnuts or pecans to give it extra texture. If you disagree just leave them out 🤗
Serves: 2 loaves
Difficulty: Level 0.5
Wow factor: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Phase 1 Ingredients and Instructions
250gr plain flour
1tsp bicarbonate soda
Pinch of salt
In a large bowl, sift all the ingredients and use a whisk to mix it around.
Phase 2 Ingredients and Instructions
115gr slightly salted or unsalted butter (more for greasing)
50gr coconut sugar
50gr dark brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
500gr of mashed over-ripe banana (this is around 5 or 6 Bananas)
(optional) 60gr crushed walnuts
Dash of cinnamon
1tsp vanilla extract
Pre-heat oven to 180c degrees. Grease and dust your tins. I bought a M&S tin and the final mixture was perfect for 2 tins.
In a separate large bowl, take your electric mixer and cream together the butter and sugar.
Add in the beaten eggs, mashed bananas, cinnamon and vanilla extract to the mixture, continue to mix with your electric mixer but make sure this is the lowest speed.
Turn off your electric mixer and take your rubber spatula.
Slowly incorporate your banana mixture with the dry ingredients and crushed walnuts using your spatula, you just need everything to come together but make sure that you don't overmix as that will result in a very tough banana bread.
Pour mixture into your prepared tins.
Bake for 30 minutes. Check using a cake tester after the first 20 minutes if it is done or not, if it is not done yet but the top is starting to get dark, just decrease the heat and leave it in the oven for another 10 mins or so until the tester comes out clean.
Once it is done, take it out of the oven and let it cool in the tins for the first 15 minutes then take them out of the tins to cool on a wire cooling rack.