Homemade Banana Loaf Recipe

There’s not many people in the world who don’t love a good homemade banana loaf and that includes me. Banana loaf tastes amazing and it’s also so versatile because you can have it as part of your breakfast or lunch, you can turn it into a dessert after dinner or you can just have it as a tasty snack. The banana loaf that I would like to show you how to make today is also fairly healthy which means you can eat it without having to worry.

Ingredients:

  • 175g of self raising flour
  • 1/2 a level tsp of bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 a tsp of mixed spices
  • 85g of granulated / caster sugar
  • 60g of butter
  • 3 large, ripe bananas, mashed and peeled
  • 3 tbsp of milk
  • 2 medium eggs

Method:

  1. First, set your oven to 180 degrees celsius / 350 degrees fahrenheit or gas mark
  2. Next, sift the flour, mixed spices and bicarbonate of soda together in a bowl.
  3. Stir in the granulated or caster sugar.
  4. Melt the butter slightly in the microwave so that it is soft and runny and then pour it into a seperate bowl.
  5. Break up the bananas and then mash them in the same bowl as the butter until they are smooth and practically lump free. It is better to use ripe bananas because they are a lot easier to mash.
  6. Add both of the eggs and the milk into the bowl with the dry ingredients. You can beat the eggs before you add them however it is optional.
  7. Pour the banana mixture into the bowl with the other ingredients.
  8. Pour the mixture into a greased loaf tin and level the surface.
  9. Bake in the centre of the oven for around 50-55 minutes until the loaf has risen, is firm to the touch and when a skewer is inserted into the centre, comes out clean.
  10. Remove the loaf from the oven and leave in the tin for ten minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool.

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