Banana Bread

I’ve never bought bananas to make Banana Bread with, I’ve always just used what bananas we didn’t eat that started to get over-ripe. Not to be confused with Banana cake, it’s the one yeast free bread that you can make as healthy or as decadent as you want. I make a modest Banana bread, nothing fancy. Banana bread is more like a tea cake than a bread.

You will find banana bread at every café in Australia. It’s so common, no one can resist the urge to buy a slice at least once during the week. One slice in a café would set you back $5; for the same price you can produce an entire loaf. It’s one of those things that grab your impulse, you never plan on eating banana bread, but there it is, weather it came from the café` or your oven. Many are banana-breaded-out due to lock down quarantine. After not making banana bread intentionally for the past 6 months, I conceded to make one this week, as it had been a while.

This recipe is nut-free and can be vegan if you use margarine or canola oil instead of butter and skip the egg. You can also use self-rising whole wheat flour to make this more nutritious; and you can add nuts if you want.

  • 3 Ripe Bananas
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Cup melted Butter
  • 1 1/2 cup Self-rising flour (sifted)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp All Spice
  1. Preheat the oven 165 degrees C
  2. Use a 9X5-inch loaf pan
  3. Mash Bananas and combine with egg and melted butter
  4. Mix dry ingredients together – flour, salt, sugar, nutmeg, all-spice
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix into a batter (it will be a thick batter, which is why this is not a banana cake)
  6. Prepare a loaf pan:  butter and flour your loaf pan to prevent sticking
  7. Pour batter into Loaf pan and spread evenly
  8. Bake in a pre-heated oven until tooth pick comes out clean when inserted, approximately 1 hour, if your oven is fan-forced.

Moist and tasty banana bread.

I slice the entire loaf, and wrap each one in aluminum foil to make it easy to grab and go in the mornings. This one tastes just as good as any banana bread I’ve bought in any cafe`. Pop your pre-wrapped banana bread slices in the fridge or freezer.

enjoy a slice toasted with butter, or plain. Always with a coffee or a cup of tea.

Bon Manger!

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