It’s going to be a good day! The kids are both really tired after their hard week, so its pj’s, films and baking! (and cleaning, washing, cooking and bed changing. Which I think i’d somehow forgotten I would have to fit in around work and everything else.)
I’m going to share with you my banana bread recipe, I say mine, I did steal it from someone at some point, but i’m afraid I can’t remember where. It’s easy, cheap, a great way to use those old bananas, and also appropriately messy for a pyjama Saturday with kids!
Now i’m so fussy with bananas, there’s maybe about 3 hours of their life that i’ll eat them, so i’m always on the look out for things to do with them, please share! This also means I make this a lot, i’m by no means a great baker, but this has never gone wrong, so give it a go. And add things, Nutella or chocolate chips are my favourite additions.
- 3 overripe bananas
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch salt
- 1 1/cups plain flour
Now when I say cup, I use one of the kids beakers, as long as you use the same thing for all of it it’ll balance out. You should probably also add a tsp of Vanilla essence, but somehow i always forget to buy this. I often forget the salt too, it still works!
Grease a bread tin and preheat the oven to 180 degrees (I never remember to preheat and cook absolutely everything at 180!)
Mash your bananas in a big bowl (I get the boy to do this bit, he can be quite over exuberant) and whisk your egg in another bowl. Melt your butter by putting in the microwave for a few seconds at a time and giving it a stir, or if like me you’re a crazy person without a microwave pop the cup its in in a bowl of hot water, it wont take long.
Pop the egg and butter in the banana bowl and give it a good mix together, add your sugar (if you like it sweeter add more) then sieve in your flour and baking powder and mix it all together. Pour it in to your tin and pop it in the oven for about an hour, until the top is nice and brown.