Every week when I do buy our groceries, I buy a bunch of bananas. Usually a large bunch, because I have this fantasy that I’m actually going to eat the entire bunch by the next time I go do our groceries. I do our shopping on a Monday, and usually by Wednesday the banana novelty has worn off, and that means those bananas I told myself I would eat sit in our fridge. Most times they end up being forgotten about and they sit there for a while.
I personally cannot stand waste, I hate having to throw food in the garbage, it’s pretty much the same as just throwing cash away. Because of this, I take those bananas that a lot of people would toss out and turn them into something that we can enjoy – Banana Bread. (or if I have way too many of them, I’ll also bake a Banana Cake).
This bread is a huge winner in our house.Ash who is still a fussy eater at 16, will eat an entire loaf of this stuff if I let her. Sometimes I’ll throw in choc chips for a special treat, However she usually prefers it plain….but oh, fresh outta the oven, while the bread is still warm and the choc chips are melted – mmmmmm!
- 3-4 ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup caster sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups self raising flour
- Pre-heat oven to 180 celcius.
- Mash bananas in a bowl.
- Melt butter in a small saucepan over a low heat.
- Place all ingredients into a large bowl and mix until combined well.
- Pour batter into a greased loaf tin. (I like to spray the tin with coconut oil)
- Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the top of the loaf bounces back when pressed upon.
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