We enjoy baking here at Pikalily and so long as you have a few eggs and some butter, sugar and flour, you can pretty much bake anything. Last week we had a few ripe bananas, which in many homes tend to find their way into the bin. We try to use rather than waste, so we decided to take these bananas and make a simple yet tasty banana bread. Banana lovers out there, this is one recipe you need to be sure to bookmark. Another ingredient we used in this bread was Linwoods flaxseed, cocoa and berries mix, something we regularly use when baking in the kitchen.
- 150g butter (room temperature)
- 150g caster sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 140g self raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 bananas (ripe and mashed)
- 2 heaped dessertspoon Linwoods milled flaxseed, cocoa and berries
Makes 1 loaf of bread
Preparation and cooking time – 40 minutes
1. Prepare a loaf tin:
Before you begin to make the banana bread mix you need to prepare a loaf tin. Pre-heat your oven to 180C and grease and line a loaf tin using greaseproof paper.
2. Make the banana bread mix:
Once the loaf tin is lined, move on to making the banana bread mix. Begin by creaming together sugar and butter using an electric mixer until it is smooth. Add one egg at this stage along with a dessertspoon of flour, and beat together until combined. Once the mix has been combined, add the second egg and beat again until everything is combined.
3. Fold in the flour and banana:
Next thing to do is to mash up your bananas. Take the 2 bananas and mash them into a bowl. Add the mashed bananas to the larger bowl with the mix, adding the rest of the flour, the baking powder and the Linwoods flaxseed mix. Gently fold the ingredients together until everything is combined.
4. Pour the banana bread mix into loaf tin:
Now it’s time to start cooking your banana bread. Pour the mix into the lined loaf tin and level it out. Place the tin in the centre of the pre-heated oven and cook for 30-35 minutes until it is golden. Pierce the cake with a skewer to check that it has been cooked through. If the skewer comes out clear, the mix has been cooked through.
Once the banana bread is cooked, allow it to cool in the loaf tin before turning out.
Here is a quick video of the banana bread being made. Visit our Instagram page for more quick recipe videos.