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My FAVOURITE Banana Bread Recipe

New year, same lockdown habits. Although, I am not quite sure how it has taken me over a month of being in lockdown to bake banana bread?! Here is my favourite recipe, that I have adapted over time. Best enjoyed warm with a cup of tea (or two!).

Preparation time = 20 minutes

Cooking time = 50 minutes

Servings = 8



 Ingredients:

  • 2 Ripe (mashed) bananas
  • 140g Caster sugar
  • 140g Self-raising flour
  • 140g (softened) butter
  • 1tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1tsp Baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 50g Chocolate chips 

Equipment:
  • Weighing scales
  • A large mixing bowl
  • A small mixing bowl
  • A mixing spoon
  • A loaf tin 
Method:

1) Preheat your oven to 180/160 for fan or 4 for gas oven.
2) Apply greaseproof parchment paper to your loaf tin. 
3) Mix the butter and sugar together until smooth.
4) Break the eggs and mix well in the separate bowl.
5) Slowly add half (70g) of the flour and mix well.
6) Add the remaining half of the flour along with the mashed bananas, vanilla extract and baking powder. 
7) Mix until everything is combined.
8) Add the chocolate chips.
9) Pour into your loaf tin and bake for 50 minutes, checking regularly. 
10) Leave to cool slightly, as it is best served warm.

Other Variations to this recipe may include:
- Making a drizzly icing
- Adding cinnamon or other spices
- Adding raisins or sultanas to your loaf


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