Friday, 6 July 2012

A Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread
Banana Bread
Banana Bread Slice

So back to a post you might be interested in other then powder compacts  .... I've been eyeing up the idea of making banana bread for a while but being somewhat new to baking especially loafs/cakes I thought I'd wait till I had a little more experience under my rolling pin. Then we had four overly ripped bananas left and the opportunity arose to make some use out of them! For a first attempt it came out rather well and being a recipe that's very simple, quick to make and uses up fruit you might of otherwise have thrown out I thought I'd pass it along. 

3 ripped bananas all smashed and mashed up
1/3 of a cup of melted butter
1 cup of granulated sugar
1 beaten egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 and a half cups of all purpose flour. 

You start off by smashing and mashing the life out of your bananas. I guess you could blend them but I hacked them to death with a fork against the edge of a bowl. Once they look like baby food add in your melted butter. 

Mix in the sugar, an egg and the vanilla extract. Then add in the baking soda and lastly the flour.

Pour into a pre-lined loaf tin and bake on 350F/175C for an hour. 

There are plenty of recipes out there with different takes on it - some even chocolate based. Next time I'm thinking of perhaps throwing in some raisins and/or nuts too. I've been eating it with butter but I'm sure it tastes grand even without that. I do have to hide it though because it's rather tasty and if I didn't I'd munch my way through it before the boy got home.

Are you a fan of the olde banana bread?

48 comments:

  1. I don´t like bananas but it looks tasty :)

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    1. Bananas are one of my fav fruits - this is a great way of using them up!

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    1. Totally wish i'd tried making it before!

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  3. I am definitely a fan of banana bread! A huuuuuuuge fan. Absolutely love it.
    It looks deeelish.

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    1. Tasted so good - it didn't last long.

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  4. love your blog hun im a new follower cant wait for more posts xx

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  5. I love banana bread and this looks delicious! I'm definitely going to have to try your recipe out! :) x

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    1. That's great to hear, i'm always hoping there's some bananas left over at the end of the week for an excuse to make some more!

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  6. Humm i love banana bread, so delicious! :)

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  7. Hmmmm! Banana bread! I was making blueberry banana oatmeal smoothie! I want to make this banana bread!! :D

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    1. The blueberry banana oatmeal smoothie sounds tasty too!

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  8. OH MY GOSH. THat last photo is just MAGICAL. I was feeling full and satiated, and after looking at it, my contentment just vanished into thin air. Seriously.

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
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    1. Haha you can't say no to a slice of the olde banana bread!

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  9. You won my giveaway! :D Yay! Email me your postal address at lavendersgreenblog@gmail.com and I'll send it off on Monday :)

    Yum, yum! I love banana bread, I should make some this week! The last time I had it, it had crushed walnuts in it. The slightly softy crunch (they're not a very hard nut, are they?) was nice amongst the soft sweetness of the bread. Have you ever tried making banana ice cream? You basically chop bananas up into small pieces, freeze them, blend the frozen pieces in a food processor and there you have it! They will process into hard little pieces at first, but because of the small amount of natural fat in them, they'll blend into an ice cream consistency! Mmm!

    x Jasmine

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    1. Walnuts sound a great idea as do the banana ice cream - my husband would love that. Tried making banana chocolate frozen dips once they were rather tasty!

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  10. Looks amazing! I can never get banana bread to cook properly x

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  11. I have never tried banana bread before, looks so tasty though!
    Carissa xx

    Vanilla Crush Blog

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    1. Really simple to make too which is an added bonus!

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  12. Looks delish!! I love eating banana bread with peanut butter :] I have never made it from scratch before though so thank you for the recipe.

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    1. O? Now there's an idea with the peanut butter!

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  13. yum i LOVE banana bread!!

    and i just noticed your stick family down below, how cute is that!?

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    1. :D seriously a cute little widget isn't it?

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  14. yummy!!!

    and I'm loving your blog!! would you like to follow each other?

    http://mrmrswalsh.blogspot.co.nz

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  15. Looks so good, might have a go and make it :).

    http://fallingfeatherss.blogspot.co.uk/ xxx

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  16. That looks delicious! I've been experimenting lately with making recipes healthier. (One time I forgot to add the butter to butter tarts and, to my amazement, they still tasted good! That inspired me to see what else I could make healthier!) I wonder what it would taste like if one cut down on the sugar? I guess Splenda is another option, but I try to use that sparingly... Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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    1. I'm sure splenda would work as well.

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  17. You can't beat a loaf of banana bread :)

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    1. I wish I'd tried making one sooner!

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  18. I adore banana bread!!! YUM!

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  19. I love banana bread but I don't think I've actually ever baked it before for some reason! I've got a bunch of super ripe bananas sitting in my fruit bowl just now, will definitely have to try out this recipe to use them up!

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    1. See i don't tend to like them when they are super ripe, I much prefer them when they are still hard and somewhat green [i'm odd!].

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  20. I do like banana bread, yours looks yummy! I usually substitute the sugar for a good dollop of honey and chuck in some dried fruit for good measure! x

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  21. i love banana bread! this looks amazing!

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    1. Thank you - making me wish we had some bananas right now to make another!

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  22. Wow that looks gorgeous! Bananas are really growing on me lately (not literally!), I'd definitely like to try this out =)
    xx

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    1. You'd make a lot of money if they were growing on you haha. I go through phases of really like them and then not.

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  23. Mmm this looks delicious. I recently made banana pancakes & I'll definitely try this soon, thanks for sharing.

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  24. This looks amazing :)!
    Thanks for following, your blog is so sweet xo

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  25. Banana Bread Recipe is looking excellent and yummy. taste is very great and more health benefits of this recipe. thank u

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