Banana Bread Recipie
Moist Banana Bread
Banana Bread: Healthy and Tasty
Due to the school holidays and some thoughtless food shopping on my part, I found myself with a whole bunch of bananas that were starting to go overripe and not very appealing to look at. I tried to encourage various members of the family to "eat a banana" but all I got back was the complaint of "black bits". I knew if I didn't do something quickly that I would end up throwing the whole bunch of bananas into the bin! (Garbage can)
After a little bit of research on many different types of banana bread recipies I came up with this one which is also so simple that even my 5 and 3 year old daughters were able to help me to measure out the ingredients! It became an interesting assignment for us this afternoon and it smelled and tasted so good that I just about managed to get a photograph before most of it was eaten! I have to say it tasted every bit as good as it looked.
Preparation time for this bread is a mere 10 mins. (Well that all depends on how much help you get of course!! We took our time with the mashing and mixing as we were having lots of fun.)
Children Love to Help
Banana Bread Recipie
Pre-heat the oven to 350 F (175 C)
Mash up four ripe bananas in a large mixing bowl.
Add 1/3 of a cup of melted butter and continue to mix with a wooden spoon.
Add 1 cup of Sugar and continue to stir.
Beat up an egg and add to the mixture. Continue to stir.
Sprinkle on one teaspoon of Baking Soda.
Add a Pinch of Salt.
Lastly mix in 1 1/2 cups of All Purpose Flour.
Grease a 4x8 inch loaf tin and pour in the mixture. Put the bread mixture in the oven and bake for 1 hour (perhaps a little shorter for fan oven). Remove from the oven and cool before removing from the baking tin.
Banana and Cranberry Muffins
Follow the recipie above. When adding the dry ingredients, add a small packet of dried cranberries. Spoon the mixture into cupcake cases and bake in the centre of the oven for 20-25 mins or until a toothpick comes out of the muffin dry. These are a delicious breakfast treat!