Banana loaf recipes.
Banana loaf can be really popular - it's a good way of using up spare over ripe bananas, it's easy to make and quite healthy - super delicious too.
Here are a couple of different recipes - 1st one is from Lola's Forever recipe book and the other one my running club buddy Fiona MacKenzie passed onto me years ago - I have lost track of the amount of times I have made it!
Banana Loaf with Chocolate Chunks.
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda.
50ml of full fat milk ( I used semi skimmed).
115g granulated sugar.
3 large over ripe bananas - mashed with fork.
190g self raising flour mixed with 2 teaspoons of baking powder.
40g dark chocolate chunks.
40g milk chocolate chunks. Don't worry if you just have one type of chocolate though - just use that.
Serves 10-12 people.
Over to 160C/Gas 3.
Mix the bicarbonate with the milk and set aside. Put the butter and sugar in mixer and beat till light and fluffy - might take 1-2 minutes. Slowly add the eggs one at a time then the banana mix.
Add the flour and baking powder slowly - alternating with adding the milk mixture. Then stir in the chocolate. Pour into loaf tin and bake for 45-50 minutes in oven till skewer comes out clean. Let it cool in the tin.....Enjoy!
Fiona MacKenzie's Banana Loaf.
2 very ripe bananas - mashed.
110g sugar - granulated or caster.
225g self raising flour.
Fiona's tip was mix these ingredients all the order above - this works best - till well blended. Pour into greased loaf tin and bake in a preheated Oven at 180 C for 50 minutes till golden and firm. Enjoy.....