Food Snacks

Best banana bread

16 September 2012

This is the best banana bread ever.

…according to my husband and I. I have tried many banana bread recipes and this is the best we’ve found.

It’s soft, sweet and can be eaten by itself or with a smidge or margarine melted on top. This is my usual go-to recipe when we have some bananas going black. It doesn’t last very long though, because as I’ve said before, banana bread is rather like a cake, but a cake that you’re allowed to eat for breakfast as well as dessert. I think next time I make this I might try it topped with some honey, jam or peanut butter, or perhaps I might add some chocolate chips to the cooking process. Banana goes with everything.

I have baked this once with an egg and another time with a flax-egg substitute and I find it works a little better with egg. However, the photo above was a version made with a flax-egg and it still tasted delicious – it was just a little droopier and more crumbly.

Best banana bread
Serves 10
  1. 1 ¾ cups self-raising flour
  2. ¼ cup plain (all-purpose) flour
  3. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  4. ⅔ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  5. ½ cup milk of choice
  6. 2 eggs, lightly whisked (sub 2 tbsp flaxmeal mixed with 6 tbsp water)
  7. 50g (1.8oz) margarine, melted and cooled
  8. 2 overripe bananas, mashed
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/355°F (fan-forced 160°C/320°F). Make a baking paper sling in a loaf pan (two sheets crossed over to cover all edges).
  2. Sift both flours and cinnamon into a large bowl. Mix in the sugar and make a well in the centre.
  3. In another bowl, add the milk, eggs, melted butter and mashed banana and mix until well combined.
  4. Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and smooth over.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Remove from oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes. Turn onto a plate to cool completely. Cut into slices and serve.
Adapted from Taste
Adapted from Taste
niveous moon

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  • Reply vianney 17 September 2012 at 2:31 pm

    my dad loves banana bread~ I need to try this, looks amazing!!

    • Reply Nicole 17 September 2012 at 6:30 pm

      You can never get tired of it!

  • Reply Paz 19 September 2012 at 11:14 am

    You always make me hungry!

    • Reply Nicole 19 September 2012 at 6:00 pm

      Sorry! 🙂

      • Reply Paz 27 September 2012 at 8:23 am

        LOL! 😛

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