Sunday, 14 September 2014

Sunday baking adventure > Banana Bread

Banana bread ingredients

Banana bread. So simple to make, easy to bake and even easier to eat. 

I had a handful of ever-ripening bananas staring at me from the fruit bowl, just begging to be made into something tasty.  My banana bread recipe is as follows:

125ml vegetable oil
280g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp bi-carb of soda
2 eggs
150g palm sugar (grated)
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 ripe bananas (mashed)
125ml yoghurt

Preheat your oven to 160 degrees fan forced, or 180 degrees regular.  Spray a loaf tin with oil, then line with baking paper.
Sift the flour, baking powder and bi-carb into a bowl and set aside. 
In another bowl, combine the grated palm sugar and the eggs. Beat using an electric mixer until the sugar and eggs are well combined and creamy. Add in the oil and vanilla and mix well.  Add in the mashed bananas and stir them through.
Add a little of the banana mixture to the flour, and add in a little of the yoghurt. When combined, add in the remaining banana mixture and remaining yoghurt.
Pour into the loaf tin, and cook for around 45 minutes. The bread is ready when an inserted skewer comes out clean and the bread has come away from the sides of the tin.
Leave in the tin for a few minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool.

Pop the kettle on, cut yourself a slice, sit back and enjoy your handiwork.


  1. This banana bread looks really yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love your chalkboard photo. :)

    1. Thank you kindly Angie, although I cannot take credit for the chalkboard idea... I did see it on Pinterest. But setting it up was loads of fun, I loooove how it turned out. Who knew you can get chalkboard paint in a spray can!

  2. Replies
    1. Lisa, mine too. A nice sourdough probably comes in a close second.

  3. Heck yeah! I love banana bread. It looks so dang tasty too. I agree with GnomeAngel, the chalkboard is such a cool way to show the ingredients used. Yummo!

    1. Thanks Anna! I can see that chalkboard featuring in more shots.. now that I have white AND coloured chalk... so many possibilities (rubs hands together) !