327 - Bake Once a Month - April

April 23, 2012
So for my baking once a month challenge this month I decided to try some banana bread. Bananas are weird to me. I like the flavour but not actual bananas. Actual bananas are too strong for me and I HATE the texture. However, banana bread is nom!

I got the recipe for this from fellow roller girl Fee, who once made this and brought it to practise, and it was the best thing ever!

Banana bread.

What you need:

  • 4 big ripe bananas
  • 3 oz butter
  • 6 oz castor sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 12 oz self raising flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • A splash of milk
  • A massive handful of mixed choc chips (cover in flour before adding to final mix and they wont sink to bottom while cooking)
  • 2 handfuls of chopped pecans.
 What to do:

  • In a seperate bowl roughly mash bananas making sure you still have nice big chunks of banana as well as the mush.
  • Cream butter and sugar together.
  • Add the flour, salt, eggs and then banana, fold in well.
  • Add a splash of milk to slightly loosen the mix, then fold in the choc and pecans.
  • Spoon into a greased loaf tin and bake in hot oven 190 degrees or gas 5 for about an hour or so or until the loaf is golden brown and springy and shrinking slightly from the side of the tin.
  • Turn out to cool and try (and fail) to not eat it before it cools down!

Banana bread

Banana bread

It was a little burnt around the edges, which was more due to my oven being a dick and leaving stuff raw in the middle even when it's cooked on the outside. But, it was yummy, and even my mum liked it, which is a big compliment!


  1. Mmmm yum :) love banana bread, must make this!! Xoxo

  2. It was lovely, and nowhere near as burnt as the photo makes it look :P ha ha!


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