Who doesn’t love a good banana bread? Fuss-free, delicious and moist dense cake with tons of banana goodness. It’s great eaten as is or toasted. I always make banana bread if I am short on time and need to bring baked goods to an occasion (e.g. BBQ, morning tea etc.)
In my time of baking, I’ve gone through many recipe versions of banana bread and have finally settled on one amazing recipe. Overall, this is the best foolproof and low maintenance banana bread recipe I have come across. This recipe is from a friend taken from her website– [choyful.com]. It’s an easy one bowl mixture which doesn’t require a mixer. Everything is done by hand in one bowl- really saves up the cleaning time!
The recipe I am posting up is essentially the same as my friend’s with a decrease in the amount of sugar. Enjoy as you savour through the nutty banana taste.
- This recipe does not require the use of a mixer. If you are working with hard butter, defrost the butter in the microwave and it will be good to go. Don’t worry if you end up melting the butter as this recipe works with melted butter too!
- Baking powder and soda is essential for this recipe to create a bit of air and help the mix rise. Otherwise, this will become a dense mess.
- Ripe banana would be best to use. But you can also use normal bananas. If you want the extra ripeness, go ahead and put the bananas in the oven as you preheat the oven. This will help release the juice in the bananas and make it more ripe. Don’t worry if your bananas turn out charred-black, it’s the inside that counts!
55g butter (softened)
65g brown sugar
½ tsp vanilla
2 bananas (mashed)
127g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp cinnamon powder
40g golden syrup
¼ cup of walnuts (chopped)
- Preheat oven to 180/170 fan-forced degrees Celsius
- Line a loaf tin with baking paper
- Mix the cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and chopped walnuts into the flour
- In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until pale
- Add egg and mix well. (It will look curdled and a bit off but it’s going to be okay!)
- Add golden syrup, vanilla and mashed bananas. Mix well.
- Finally add in the flour mixture and fold until just combined (about 20 strokes). Do not over-mix otherwise the bread will come out too dense)
- Pour into the lined pan
- Bake for about 30 minutes or until skewer comes out clean
- Remove from oven and leave in the pan for 10 minutes
- Remove the bread from the pan and leave to cool. Allow to cool completely before slicing it up (the slices will become dry otherwise)