bananas about you
We all know how much I love to bake all things cute and yummy, and yesterday I decided to bake a classic and delicious banana loaf cake (or banana bread if you prefer). Can you believe that prior to this I’d never baked one before or even tried it?! I loved the outcome and definitely found it rather yummy, so I thought I’d pop together a post with the recipe. It’s a super easy bake with no fuss or frills, and all the deliciousness coming from the natural sweetness of the bananas. So tasty and probably the easiest bake I’ve ever done!
I followed this recipe, which called for 3 large eggs, but as I only had medium eggs to use up I used 4 small medium eggs instead and it still turned out lovely! I would love to add milk chocolate chips the next time I bake this, or a royal icing glaze, but I still really enjoyed the simplicity of it.
3 Very Ripe Bananas ~ Around 225g Peeled Weight
3 Large Free Range Eggs
100g Soft Light Brown Sugar
150ml Sunflower or Vegetable Oil
275g Self Raising Flour
1 Tsp Mixed Spice
1 Tsp Baking Powder
~ Preheat oven to 180C/160C Fan
~ Grease and line a 900g/2lb loaf tin with baking paper
~ Peel and mash bananas with a fork, add in the sugar, eggs and oil and whisk to combine
~ Add in the flour, baking powder and spice and whisk together until all combined
~ Pour into your tin and bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer comes out clean
~ Leave in the tin to cool for 10 minutes and then transfer onto a cooling rack
Serve your cake in slices and enjoy with freshly brewed tea in your cutest teacup. I wrapped some slices of mine up into baking parchment and tied with pretty twine to gift to my family!