Wednesday, 1 April 2020

How to bake a banana bread from scratch

   banana bread


Baking a banana bread from scratch is actually super easy, and it's much less daunting than it originally sounds. Since sharing my banana bread bake over on social media, many of you requested the recipe that I've relied on time and time again. I couldn't wait to type it out for you!

I'm a firm believer in baking therapy, it shouldn't be stressful and it doesn't need to be. There's nothing more satisfying than creating something from scratch and watching it be enjoyed by those you choose to share it with. This recipe isn't too unhealthy either, compared to your average victoria sponge or chocolate cake, this plain banana loaf is a much less sugary and less fatty alternative! 

Ingredients


2 over-ripe bananas
120g plain flour
30g brown sugar
60g butter (room temp if possible)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp milk
1 egg
Sprinkle of salt
100g dark chocolate (optional)

Equipment you'll need


1 x small loaf tin
Baking paper
2x mixing bowls/containers
Weighing scales

Prep time: 15 mins
Baking time: 25-30 mins
Oven setting: 175 degrees



Firstly, allow your oven to heat up by switching it on and setting it to 175 degrees. Line your loaf tin with baking paper to prevent your banana bread from getting stuck. Using one of your mixing bowls, combine together the plain flour (120g), baking powder (1/2 tsp), baking soda (1/2 tsp), and a sprinkle of salt until nicely mixed. In the spare mixing bowl, cream the butter (60g) with the brown sugar (30g). Next, mash up your two bananas with a fork and add them to your butter and sugar mix, along with the milk (2 tbsp) and the egg. Stir together until nicely combined, then add it to your flour mix. If you choose to add dark chocolate to your bread, then make sure to break it into squares and add it at this stage. Once you're happy that everything is nicely combined and there's no lumps of flour, pour evenly into your loaf tin. 

I'd recommend baking for 25-30 minutes for a moist banana bread. 

Do let me know if you give this recipe a go, and be sure too share a photo too!



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