Banana bread is one of my favourite things to snack on. When I went to Australia a few years back they had it everywhere – I used to buy it all the time from 7/11 (which is why I never lost weight while I was travelling). This morning I was in the mood to bake so I decided to whip up some banana bread of my own!
Last time I made banana bread it didn’t rise properly so I’d been a bit put off making it since. However, today I used a Mary Berry recipe and it turned out perfect! I added chocolate chips and walnuts to the mix as I had them in the cupboard, but you can use whatever you like – other nuts, fruit, raisins etc. Or, you can omit the extras and enjoy it plan; it’s just as delicious!
This recipe is super easy and is the perfect way to use up overly ripe bananas. Happy baking!
BANANA BREAD WITH CHOCOLATE AND WALNUTS
- 225 g Self-Raising Flour
- 175 g Caster Sugar
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 100 g Butter
- 2 Ripe Bananas
- 2 tbsp Milk
- 2 Eggs
- Fillings of your choice (I never measure these; just chuck in a healthy handful!)
- Pre-heat your oven to 180° and line a loaf tin with baking paper
- Mix together your sugar, eggs, butter and milk until smooth
- Mash your bananas then add them to your mixture
- Add the flour and baking powder. Mix until a batter has formed
- Fold in your fillings. Pour your batter into the loaf tin
- Bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean
- Once cooked, leave on a wire rack to cool completely. Slice up, serve and enjoy!