Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Recipe : Squidgey & Simple Banana Bread

 

I don't bake all that often but when there are some sorry looking banana's in the kitchen - only one thing springs to mind... BANANA BREAD.

It is probably one of my most favourite puddings & one of the things I could happily bake over and over again as it's so easy to make. Chances are you probably have all the ingredients in your cupboards right now, so here's how I made it!

You will need :

140g Self Raising Flour
140g Softened Butter
140g Caster Sugar
2 Large Eggs
2 Ripe Bananas - Mashed
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon 
1 tsp Baking Powder
50g Icing Sugar - Optional


1. Heat up your oven to 180c/160c Fan/Gas Mark 4. Using a bit of spare, butter a 2lb loaf tin and line with baking parchment.

2. Cream the butter & sugar together until light and fluffy looking, then add & mix one egg at a time with a little bit of self raising flour. 

3. Fold in the remaining flour, mashed bananas, baking powder, vanilla extract and cinnamon. It should resemble a beautiful, banana pillow that you want to stick your whole face in.

4. Simply pour into the tin & pop in the oven. Bake for around 35 - 40 minutes - using a skewer to check if it's cooked (it should come out clean)

Cool on the side for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and resist all temptation to eat the entire thing in one. For extra moisture, I like to mix water into the icing sugar to create a runny icing. Prick some holes in the loaf & drizzle over the top. Plus, it makes it look a little fancier, if you're into that kinda thing!

It's so delicious and so, so simple. If I can bake it, then I pretty sure anyone can... Definitely a household favourite!

Will you be trying this?
What do you like to add to your banana bread?
xo

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24 comments

  1. Never really tried banana bread I don't think, but I think I would love it - may have to give it a go when I have some old bananas about.

    daisychurchward.co.uk

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    1. If you like banana's and cake-like-things, I imagine you probably would love it hehe! Let me know if you do try it! xx

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    2. I didn't try it, but my boyfriends dad made a banana and walnut cake and it was incredible! I imagine it was quite similar as it wasn't a complete cake texture :).

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  2. Mmm I LOVE banana bread! It's my ultimate comfort bake :)

    Variations: I like to add a little drizzle of honey in the mix and then on top, and Mum lieks to add chocolate chips to the mixture! xx

    Little Miss Katy | Lifestyle, Fashion & Beauty

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    1. It's lovely isn't it! You just can't beat it :) love the sound of honey and chocolate chips! I think my step mum puts dates in hers, so it's extra sticky xx

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    1. Judging by the amount left, I'd say it tastes as good as it looks! :) xx

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  4. this looks amazing! Definitely need to try out this recipe!

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

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    1. Thanks Rachel! Let me know if you do :) xx

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  5. That looks and sounds amazing! I think I need to make it asap :) x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

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    1. You definitely should! No one regrets banana bread! :) xx

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  6. Looks yummy! & not too hard to make

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    1. It's really simple :) I'm not the best baker but it comes out well every time! Xx

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  7. Aah that looks so good - I literally cannot stand bananas unless they're in smoothies or banana bread!

    ellabooxo • beauty & lifestyle

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    1. Haha! Oh I love bananas! I have one every day :) xx

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    1. Hehe, maybe not one for you then! :) but thank you nonetheless! Xx

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  9. Banana bread is the best comfort food, so lovely with custard too!
    xx
    katedruryy.blogspot.co.uk

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    Aliona | fromalionawithlove.com

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  11. Yuuuum! Looks so good <3 xxx

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  12. This looks simply amazing <3 Totally craving banana bread right now heh heh

    She Will Be

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  13. Banana bread is my favourite thing to bake! I love adding blueberries to mine, it goes great with tea or coffee :)
    Love the blog chick!

    Alice ¦ Always, Alice x

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  14. This looks amazing and made me so hungry :)

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  15. Yum, I'm a big banana bread lover too :) It's what I do whenever the bananas in my household start getting blackened for sure! Yours looks wonderful with that glaze! xx

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