Banana Loaf Recipe

I know I’m late on the trend but over the weekend I made a banana loaf for the first time. It was really quick and easy and (trying not to sound completely big-headed) delicious! My dad is a big lover of banana bread, so he was very happy my next baking experiment was this.

Ingredients

140g butter, softened, plus a little more to butter sides of the tin

140g caster sugar

2 large eggs, beaten

140g self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

2 ripe bananas, mashed (our bananas weren’t fully ripe, so we put them in the microwave under kitchen paper and thankfully they came out very brown and mushy)

50g icing sugar

dried banana chips for decoration

optional: raisons for decoration

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4
  1. Butter a 2lb loaf tin and line the base and sides with baking parchment
  1. Cream 140g softened butter and 140g caster sugar until light and fluffy. Then, slowly add two beaten large eggs with a small amount of flour (NOT ALL FLOUR)
  1. Fold in the remaining flour, 1tsp baking powder and the 2 mashed bananas
  1. Pour it into the tin and bake for about 35 mins until the skewer (or a metal knife if you don’t have a skewer) comes out clean.
  1. Let it cool for 10 mins, then remove to a wire rack.
  1. Mix 50g of icing sugar with 2-3 tsp water to make it runny.
  1. Drizzle the icing over the top of the cake and decorate with some banana chips (and raisons)

This will be a blog post I’ll keep going back to : )

Thanks for reading!

Bye x