I am not crazy about bananas. I mean, I go absolutely bonkers for mangos, avocados, berries and lots of other fruit and veg, but bananas? I mean I like them. And I do eat them a lot. They are so handy to carry, filling and they taste nice enough. So I have never even thought about doing anything else with bananas than just simply eat them.
But.. then I found banana bread!
I mean I tried it a few years ago, while travelling abroad (it is not hugely popular or known here in Switzerland) and I remember thinking ‘Oh! That’s actually quite nice’. But then I forgot about it again and the years flew by until I started to have a food blog.
Yes, my blog helped me rediscover banana bread. Well, to be more precise it was you people with all your wonderful blogs and personal recipes for banana bread. I knew that I had to try it again. Plus I had a really old banana in my fruit basket that REALLY needed to be used (not the one in the pictures obviously, the one I used was way older).
So as usual I went rumaging recipes that suited the ingredients in my larder and found a great and simple recipe on BBC Good Food. I really love this website, I always find what I am looking for there, it’s very well explained and usually has the basic recipes too. Just my taste.
Directions Bake in the preheated oven at 180° for about 25 minutes.
70g caster sugar
1 egg beaten
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 very ripe banana, mashed
20g white chocolate chips
1. Cream the butter and sugar together until the mixture is light and fluffy.
2. Then add the egg and the flour and mix well.
3. Add the baking powder and banana and combine with the mixture.
4. Pour into the prepared tin.
Bake in the preheated oven at 180° for about 25 minutes.
This might just be my last ‘normal’ recipe for this year. Christmas season is around the corner (or for some it has already started) and I am truly itching to get started with my Christmas baking. I bet I will be gaining at least 5kg this winter. Good thing I have just joined the gym (I had to really, ever since I started this blog, my trousers have somewhat shrunk). And I am going in at full throttle. Tomorrow I get a 2.5 hours fitness level assessment. Oh dear. I better eat some more of that banana bread to drum up some courage. But don’t worry, in case I will disappear from this blog for a while, I might just be standing in a corner catching my breath (probably lying in a corner gasping, more like).
Better eat some more banana bread…