Now, I know I’m 2 years late to the party BUT better late than never, ay?
If your from the UK you’ll know that banana bread was the most made sweet treat through lockdown. People just went crazy for it – everyone and their pet gold fish was going mad and making batch after batch of banana bread. Everyone, expect me. I didn’t make one loaf.
I know, absolutely disgraceful, right? But hear me out… I’m not actually a huge lover of banana, it’s one of those fruits which makes me cringe when I touch it and the texture just gives me the ick. So, I quite honestly couldn’t understand the hype around banana bread.
That being said, my neighbour recently gifted us a TON of bananas and that’s where todays bake blossomed from. I wasn’t keen at first on making banana bread but I did and let’s just say, I’m so blooming glad I did as this is one of the BEST breads I’ve ever made. No lie, I’m completely obsessed with this recipe.
This is a recipe from Mary Berry which I have just adapted to make my own. It’s moist, it’s packed full of flavour and quite frankly, just delicious. I can now see what the hype was all about, as I said, better let than never I suppose haha.
So if you’d like to see my take on a banana bread, please keep on reading…
Category: Sweet Treat
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Overall Time: 50-60 Minutes
Ingredients You Need:
- 3 Ripe Bananas
- 2tbsp Of Green Milk
- 100g Of Soft Butter / Stork
- 150g Of Plain Flour
- 150g Of Caster Sugar
- 1tsp Of Baking Powder
- 1tsp Of Bicarbonate Of Soda
- 100g Of Milk Chocolate Chips
- 3tbsp Of Honey
- Sprinkle Of Demerara Sugar
How To Make Banana Bread:
- Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, line a loaf tin with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 160C / 140C Fan / Gas Mark
- Secondly, in a large bowl, using a fork, mash up the bananas.
- Next, add 2tbsp of milk, 100g of butter, 150g of plain flour, 150g of caster sugar, 1tsp of baking powder, 1tsp of bicarbonate of soda and 3tbsp of honey to the mashed banana bowl and using an electric whisk, whisk the ingredients together until combined.
- Now, using a spatula, fold in the 100g of chocolate chips.
- Pour the mixture into the pre-lined loaf tin and sprinkle the demerara sugar over the top of the mixture.
- Place the loaf tin into the oven for 40-45 minutes (TIP: as its a thick mixture, it may take longer than the 40 minutes) until well risen and golden brown.
- Take out the oven and allow to cool in the tin for around 10-20 minutes and then transfer onto a wire rack to allow to cool fully.
- Finally, cut into 8 slices and serve!
That’s your Banana Bread prepared, cooked and cooled, ready for you to demolish.
I don’t think any picture will do justice to how delicious this bread is. It’s a bread not to be slept on. You NEED this recipe in your life – need I say more!
This recipe has completely changed my feelings towards bananas in deserts/sweet treats for sure. I’m defiantly more open to banana based baking so watch out people, this could be the new obsession haha.
Let me know in the comments below if you make this banana bread yourself and if you do, what your thoughts were on it. Are you banana bread mad?
Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,