There's nothing not to love about banana bread. It's easy to make, cheap as chips and considerably more healthy. Having said that, we often make a chocolate version (just add 50g good cocoa powder and 75g dark chocolate buttons/broken up bits). It's a good one to get kids involved with - ours love to mash the bananas and do the stirring.
- 110g butter at room temperature
- 2 big ripe bananas or three smaller ones (mashed)
- 150g sugar (we use light brown but you can use caster too)
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 225g self-raising flour
1. Pre-heat the oven to 200c/fan 180c/gas 5 and butter a 1lb loaf tin well (you can also line it with greaseproof paper if you like).
2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl with a wooden spoon until light and fluffy.
3. Add the remaining ingredients (including the chocolate ingredients if you're doing that version).
4. Pour into the tin.
5. Bake for 40 - 50 minutes until cooked through, risen and golden brown on top.
6. Cool in the tin for a few minutes, then on a wire rack.
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