Banana Bread | Celebrating a family favourite

Banana Bread | Celebrating a family favourite
World Banana Bread Day – 23 February

Banana bread is the ultimate comfort food, from the caramelised crust to its soft spongy core, just grab a slice and let the deliciousness take over!

We recreated this family favourite in honour of World Banana Bread Day -23 Feb- from a much loved family recipe. It is sweet, scrumptious and filled with pecan nuts for a bit of crunch and pairs perfectly with your morning tea!

Treat yourself if you’re up for a bit of baking fun in the kitchen and a more-ish mid-morning snack!

You’ll need:

  • 550 ml flour
  • 10ml baking powder
  • 1ml bicarbonate of soda
  • 2ml salt
  • 5ml ground cinnamon
  • 125g butter
  • 250 ml sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 large, ripe bananas
  • 125 – 250ml chopped pecan/walnuts(optional)
  • 2ml vanilla

Get started:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.

Use three separate bowls to prepare the following:

Bowl 1:

  • Mash together bananas with a fork or potato masher.

Bowl 2:

  • Sift flour with baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

Bowl 3:

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well between additions and adding 5ml of the flour mixture with each egg
  • Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with bananas, beating well until smooth
  • Stir in nuts 3/4 of the nuts
  • Stir in vanilla
  • Pour into a lined and lightly oiled loaf pan
  • Smooth top and sprinkle with whole and chopped pecan nuts
  • Bake in the centre of the oven for 50 minutes to an hour

  banana bread

Turn your loaf out onto a baking tray, remove the paper and leave to cool slightly.

We recommend climbing into this heavenly loaf while it is still nice and warm. Using a bread knife, slice 1.5cm pieces and spread with creamy butter.

What are your go-to family recipes? Let us know!

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