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Easy Banana Bread

Rather then have them go to waste, I enjoy using the old bananas from the fruit bowl and making something delicious with them. This is a very tasty, yet simple recipe for banana bread that your whole family will love. It is moist and full of flavour. I use dates (one of my favourite ingredients) to add some natural sugar, but if you’d rather not, you can omit it and double up on the sugar quantity.

INGREDIENTS
2 ripe bananas
100g unsalted butter
1 tsp baking soda
a pinch of salt
100g dates
100g brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla essence
175g white flour

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C.
  2. Line a 4 x 8 inch loaf tin with baking paper.
  3. Chop up the dates and allow to soak in some some hot water in a small bowl for a few minutes. Then drain them.
  4. In your mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until the mixture is smooth.
  5. Melt the butter and then add it to the banana mixture and mix everything together.
  6. Mix in the baking soda, salt, sugar and dates.
  7. In a separate bowl, beat the egg and add the vanilla essence. Then add this to the mixture.
  8. Sift in the flour and mix thoroughly by hand.
  9. Then pour the batter mixture into the tin and flatten.
  10. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for about 40 - 50 minutes until golden on the outside and a tester inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean.
  11. Allow it to rest in the pan for a few minutes before taking it out. Slice with a bread knife and enjoy with some butter and a cup of tea.
Caroline Avnit

Caroline Avnit

Writer, poet, speaker, Yogi, wine lover & passionate foodie. Inspired by words, paint & random acts of kindness.

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