Banana bread, also known as banana cake, is probably one of the easiest pastries on the planet. It’s not only easy but also fast to make. Not only that, it’s delicious as well.
I used to be in a wasteful relationship with bananas. You see, banana isn’t exactly my favourite fruit but I love the sight of fresh bananas!
You know what I do? I buy them, not certain I’ll eat them, keep them in fridge, watch them rot and throw them away. Don’t call me a wasteful spender. Not yet.
Whenever I go to the malls and see fresh bananas, I do the same thing – buy and watch them rot. The sight of fresh bananas gives me inexplicable pleasure.
But my sense of sight and taste for bananas seem to have settled their scores as I now go beyond viewing fresh bananas to eating them. Not only that, when I don’t eat them and they become overripe, I use them for banana bread! No waste.
I’ve made banana bread about (if not more) than five times and believe me when I say it’s delicious and extremely easy and fast to make. If I say an act is easy, you just have to believe me because ain’t got too much physical energy. More so, you don’t need any special baking instrument. In fact, I made it yesterday (truthfully, midnight) and ate it for breakfast this morning with a cup of tea. Very moist and delicious something. Lol.
So, come with me and I’ll be kind enough to share this recipe with you.
Banana Bread Recipe
Banana Bread Ingredients
250g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
A pinch of salt
Nutmeg or cinnamon (optional). I use nutmeg because I don’t like cinnamon. If you’re my Facebook friend, you’d know that already. Hihihi.
100g brown/white sugar (I use less because banana is sweet already. And I use brown sugar, it’s healthier and gives it a characteristic brown colour.)
3 medium sized overripe bananas
Preheat your oven to 175°c.
Melt the butter in a microwave, pot, anywhere. Just melt it and set it aside to cool off.
Mix the dry ingredients together thoroughly.
Mash the bananas in a bowl. Don’t blend. Just mash it roughly to a paste. I use a fork.
Whisk the eggs in a bowl and pour in the whisked eggs and mashed bananas. Add in the melted margarine and mix together thoroughly.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Grease baking pan with butter to prevent the bread from sticking to the pan. This allows for easy expulsion of the bread when it’s done.
Pour mixture into the greased baking pan and bake for 40-50 minutes. Dip a toothpick or a knife into it to ascertain its readiness. If it comes out without the dough sticking to it, then it’s done.
Now, stop wasting those overripe bananas and use them to make some banana bread.
What do you think? Easy, isn’t it?