So I may be a total lockdown cliche but last week I baked some banana bread with the kids and it was sooo good. It was so good in fact that we made it again just a couple of days later! If you have any over ripe bananas in your house that are going to go to waste otherwise, then this is a great way to use them up. And of course it passes some time during lockdown…
I had planned to followed Kate La Vie’s banana bread recipe as this seems to be the one I see most people following on Instagram. But it ended up being a bit of a mish mash of that and a BBC Food recipe because of the ingredients we had available. It turned out perfectly though so I would definitely do it this way in future.
- 100g unsalted butter
- 3 over ripe bananas
- 200g caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- 100g of chocolate (chopped up)
- 250g self raising flour
- 2 tablespoons of milk
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees and grease a loaf tin.
- In one bowl sift together the flour and baking powder.
- In another bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Mix in the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, banana and chocolate chunks. I couldn’t get hold of any chocolate chips so just chopped up a bar of chocolate instead and actually preferred it like this.
- Fold in your dry ingredients.
- Pour your mixture into the loaf tin and bake in the oven for around an hour. You’ll know it’s ready when it’s golden on top and well risen.
- Leave to cool on a wire rack and enjoy!
If you fancy doing some more baking, why not check out my other recipes here.
Have you made banana bread during lockdown?
Thank for reading.