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Banana Bread Recipe

Following on from our fruity themed social media post on Friday, where we have decided to share our weekly mishaps and the lessons we have learned from them, we thought it only right that we also share a fruit based recipe with you today. So, here is a delicious recipe for banana bread which Louise kindly baked and taste tested at the weekend. (It's a hard job, but someone has to do it!)

The original recipe is from , and as usual Louise had added an extra sprinkle of culinary magic to make it even more delicious.

You will need:

  • 8x4-inch loaf pan

  • 2 to 3 medium very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed

  • 76g butter, unsalted or salted, melted

  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (not baking powder)

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 150g brown muscovado sugar

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 205g all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon of chopped nuts (Not if you have an allergy!)

  • 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 175°C (Gas mark 4) Butter (and line with baking paper if you want to) an 8x4-inch loaf pan.

Mash the bananas and add the butter: In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until completely smooth. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.

Mix in the remaining ingredients:

Mix in the baking soda and salt. Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract, chopped nuts and chocolate chips. Mix in the flour.

Bake the bread:

Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes at gas mark 4, or until a toothpick or wooden skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. A few dry crumbs are okay; streaks of wet batter are not. If the outside of the loaf is browned but the center is still wet, loosely tent the loaf with foil and continue baking until the loaf is fully baked.

Cool and serve:

Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for a few minutes. Then remove the banana bread from the pan and let cool completely before serving. Store in an airtight container, it should store for 4 days... if it hasn't all been eaten by then!

As always, we would love to know if you have made this at home, so please do tag us in social media posts if you want to share, or you have added any extra yummy ingredients!

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