As some of you know I haven’t been a big fan of baking. As a food blogger people tend to believe that you pretty much are able to create any kind of dish, whether it’s baked or cooked. My fellow food bloggers would very much agree that this is one big misunderstanding. I mean, think about it, we are total foodies and love everything about food. Does that mean that we master everything cuisine-ish? Well, I don’t think we’d spend so much time writing about it then instead of cooking it now wouldn’t we? 😉 Anyway, I’m blabbering away while there are way more important things to discuss: BANANA BREAD!
I decided to share my (most basic) Banana Bread recipe with you guys. It’s mostly basic in the sense that you can really add anything you’d like to this recipe. Well, I wouldn’t add ground beef and turmeric to it obviously, but walnuts, raisins, chocolate chips, macadamia nuts…the sweetness of ripe banana goes so well with the nutty additives! Easter Sunday calls for having breakfast, brunch, lunch or just some sweet greatness together. This Banana Bread truly deserves to be there on your table. I wouldn’t go overboard with scattering powdered sugar all over the table like I did on the cover photo, but hey I’m a food blogger! 🙂
HAPPY EASTER WEEKEND EVERYONE!
- Good for 2 medium sized baking tins
- 6 ripe bananas
- 2/3 cup melted (unsalted) butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 3 cups flour (plain all purpose)
- Pre-heat oven to 180C/350F
- Grab a large bowl and add the ingredients one by one in chronological order of the ingredient list. Start with mashing the bananas (see pictures) and melting (+cooling) your butter.
- Mix the butter and bananas with a spatula. Add the sugar and mix this in as well.
- Its now time to mix in your eggs (unbeaten!) with the spatula.
- Add vanilla extract, baking soda, cinnamon and salt one by one chronologically and mix each with your spatula.
- Now its time to fold in the flower with your spatula. Add the flour cup by cup, stirring it well after adding each cup.
- Grease your baking tins and fill the approximately halfway. Place them in your oven and bake your banana breads for about 60 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
Oh and FYI:
TIP: After about 40 minutes baking time check your loafs and if it looks like they're brown on top, wrap aluminum foil on the top and place them back into the oven for the remaining baking time. This will prevent overbaking (black crust!) of your banana bread loafs.