Mash it up | Banana Bread

This week’s bakeathon with Sun was Banana & Walnut Bread. It’s so good that you’ll find yourself accidentally-on-purpose buying too many bananas so you can have an excuse to make it. It freezes really well too, although I don’t know why I bother as I usually end up defrosting it within days as it preys on my mind until it’s all gone. Nom nom nom.

Super recipe for Sun too as he loves mashing the bananas up. It usually starts with a fork and ends with him getting his hands in and giving it all a good squish. I add a bit more banana than the recipe calls for to allow for what’s lost in the cooking process…ie, in Sun’s mouth and all over him!

You can adapt the recipe too in a million different ways: choc chips, different types of nuts, add berries…it takes experimentation really well. Mash it up! And it gets better with time, toasted under the grill then slathered in butter. Mmmmmm.

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Banana & Walnut Bread

Banana & Walnut Bread

1 1/2 cups plain flour
1 tspn baking powder
1/2 tspn bicarb of soda
3 large ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 tspn vanilla essence
1 tspn cinnamon
2 eggs
50g unsalted softened butter
3/4 cup sugar

Preheat the oven to 180C. Beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla essence and beat to combine. Stir in the mashed bananas. Add all the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Place in a loaf tin lined with baking paper and bake for 1hr until a skewer comes out clean.

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4 responses to “Mash it up | Banana Bread

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  2. I love banana bread with walnuts in, but my kids won’t eat it if I do.
    I love it with a thick layer of butter..yum!
    Thanks for linking up your recipe

  3. Pingback: Banana Baking Bonanza | Banana Bread & Sugar-Free Banana Flapjacks | bluebirdsunshine·

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