When you need to use up a bunch of bananas going black in the fridge, there’s nothing better than a batch of banana bread.
This recipe I have tweaked from a few others over the years, making it quick, easy and healthy(ish). Some recipes call for at least a cup of sugar - or more - but I like to reduce this as much as possible.
I’ll share the recipe below. I’ve made it countless times and it works in a loaf tin or a cake tin if you need to use one. You can also multiply the recipe if you want to make a few. It freezes nicely too.
I like to eat mine fresh on the day it’s made or toasted in the toaster in the days afterward. It’ll store for 3-4 days on the bench, 5-7 in the fridge or 6mths in the freezer.
Banana Bread Recipe:
- 3 bananas (mashed)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup yoghurt (plain, Greek or vanilla have all worked well for me!)
- 1/4 cup olive oil, coconut oil or butter
- A good drizzle of honey (2-3 tablespoons or more to your liking)
- A splash of vanilla
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (use a natural one. Smooth or chunky both work well. Almond butter would also work)
- 1 1/2 cups SF flour
- 1/2 teaspoon bi-carb soda
- Cinnamon (to your liking)
- A pinch of salt
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup milk (any type. I use almond)
- Dark choc chips (2 handfuls or to your taste. You could also use milk choc chips or nuts or omit all together)
Firstly, I mix all the wet ingredients together in a mixer or by hand.
Then I add the flour, bi-carb and salt. I then mix and see how it looks.
I add 1-4-1/2 cup of milk to get it to the right consistency. Not too runny but not too thick like a bread dough, somewhere in between. This does depend on the size of your bananas at the start and the generosity of your honey drizzle. Next, add your choccy chips and pour the batter into a loaf tin (lined) and sprinkle a few on the top.
Bake at 180c for 40 mins approx. If the top gets too dark but isn’t cooked through yet, cover it with foil for the last little bit.
It’s cooked when a knife comes out clean but with a smear of melted chocolate.
Let it cool for ten mins then gobble it up and enjoy a cup of tea with it too. Make 2 and give a loaf to a friend.
Let me know if you try it! 🏼 Holly x