Friday, August 29, 2014

Banana Bread.

I promised a you all a scrumptious Banana Bread recipe and that is exactly what I am writing about today. 

A deliciously soft crumbly bread that is absolutely delectable when warmed and slithered with a layer of butter.

Even though there are sugars and carbohydrates added, all of the ingredients are great for the body, but do feel free to adapt the recipe to a healthier version and be sure to let me know! I am obviously no nutritionist but most of the sugar are natural, which is what our body loves.

Everyone should enjoy food and all the different mouth watering dishes out there, but the key to it all is eating in moderation, which I am personally still finding difficult but it always a 

This recipe covers the basic ingredients, however feel free to mix in some chopped walnuts or mixed nuts, or even any dried fruits. This will make it your own and very special to share with others. I decided to keep mine quite classic but topped it will some whole walnuts down the centre to add a little diversity and texture. 

Banana bread is incredibly easy to make and if you wanted to make all in the one bowl to minimise the washing up. It is fantastic for on the go snacks once wrapped in cling film or stored in a container.

It is defiantly one of my family’s favourites and it usually lasts for about 4 days at the max, which is a compliment I assume. 

Banana Bread Recipe: 
*Serves 6-8 

125g Butter, softened 
175g Brown Sugar 
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 
2 Eggs 
2 cups mashed banana 
255g plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted 
1 teaspoon baking powder, sifted 
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of baking soda 
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
115g (1/3 cup) golden syrup 
Extra butter to serve 

1. Preheat oven to 160-degrees (325-fahrenheit) and lightly grease a loaf tin with baking paper. 
2. Place the butter, sugar and vanilla in an electric mixer and beat for 8-10 minutes or until pale and creamy. A hand held mix will work perfectly fine as well. 
3. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Gradually add the eggs and beat well after each addition. 
4. Add the banana, flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and golden syrup and stir to combine. 
5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and feel free to top with walnuts or mix in crushed walnuts to the batter for extra crunch and taste. 
6. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. 
7. Cool in the tin for 20 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. 
8. Slice and serve with the extra butter. 

I hope you enjoyed this recipe and I would love to see you make your own creation of the classic banana bread. Stayed tuned for some more delicious treats later this week. 

M x

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