Saturday, September 4, 2010

Banana Bread

Real simple Banana Bread

What do you do with over ripe bananas? Mash them and turn them into a tasty banana bread. I have  three versions. Simple Banana Bread, Banana bread with walnuts, and Banana bread with coconut.


Plain Flour              250g (sifted)
Cocoa Powder        20g
Baking Powder       2 Teaspoons
Softened Butter       120g
Brown Sugar           130g
Eggs (large)             2
Bananas                   2 or 50g mashed
Chopped Walnuts    60g


Preheat oven 170 deg C
Prepare a bread tin (oil all sides and the bottom of the tin with butter or line with baking paper)

In a separate bowl
  • Sift flour, cocoa and baking powder
Using the mix master (with the beating paddle).
  • Beat Butter and sugar until light and fluffy (Med speed). 
Then on low speed adding the following Batter mix:
  • Add eggs (one at a time)
  • Add bananas into mix
  • Add Walnuts
  • Add Vanilla extract
  • Add in flour mix (a third at a time)

Pour into tin with rubber spatula
Bake for 45 to 60 minutes

Add Dark choc chips to the batter mix    80g
Add shredded coconut  to the batter mix 60g

I sometimes sprinkler shredded coconut to the top of the mix before I insert into the over. This will brown when the cake rises. It's a way for me to remember that I have coconut in the cake. You can do the same with walnuts sprinkled on the top to identify the cake has walnuts in it. Or you can sprinkler dried banana slices.

mmm thankyouthankyouverymuch.....

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