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banana bread

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
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees and grease a loaf tin.
  2. In one bowl sift together the flour and baking powder.
  3. In another bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. 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.
  5. Fold in your dry ingredients.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.