While my daughter was on holiday, she had a banana bread which was unlike the banana bread that I usually make. With her being on a Disney Cruise, I searched american banana bread and came across this recipe.
We love banana bread in our house, and it is a great way to use up bananas that have gone a little too ripe. Great for kids to help with too.
Bananas have so many uses, and something we always have in our house. If the kids are hungry a banana will give them energy and satisfy them without having to reach for sweets or biscuits. Plus they can be used in a variety of recipes, to make great tasty treats.
5 x Ripe Bananas
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup of melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
Pre heat the oven to 180 and grease a loaf tin.
In a bowl mash the bananas
In another bowl add the eggs, butter, vanilla extract and brown sugar and mix together. Then add the mashed banana and mix well.
Then add the flour, salt and baking soda and mix together until everything has mixed in.
Pour into the loaf tin and spinkle some brown sugar on top to caramalise cook for 1 hour, turning half way through cooking.
I turned half way through cooking and then checked again after 15 minutes, to see if it was ready or needed the extra cooking.
It is a lovely moist cake with a crunchy topping, this is much nicer than the banana bread that I usually make, but unfortunately is not the same as the one my daughter had on her holiday. So the search continues.
Stayed tuned for my next attempt. Or if you are in a baking mood why not try my easy flapjack recipe