BANANA & CHOCOLATE CHIP BREAD


Now I'm not much of a baker or cook, but when it comes to something quick and easy, some of you may say basic, I'm all over it. A few weeks back I moved in with my friend Agnes for about a month and while there she made all types of treats, but this really stood out to me and only recently finding a love of bananas I was pleasantly surprised. I can't take credit for this recipe at all, its all down to Agnes but since moving back home I've made it every weekend without fail and it goes down a treat each time, so I thought I'd share it and maybe some of you will want to dabble in a quick and easy but fail safe treat.


You will need:
- 2 medium ripe bananas
- the juice of half a lemon
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 200g plain flour
- 100g butter
-150g sugar
- 1 egg
- chocolate chips

First things first, preheat the oven to 190 degrees (fan assisted) and then line your loaf tin with some butter and baking paper. The recommended size tin is 21cm x 11cm x 7.5cm deep, but any loaf time size will do. I've used two different sizes before and they've worked out fine without making any changes to the recipe.

Next start by mashing up your bananas and adding in some lemon juice but making sure no pips escape into the mixture! Once thats done in another bowl cream your butter and sugar together until its nice and smooth and then add the egg and mix all together. Then chuck in your mashed bananas to the creamed butter and sugar and mix it all together.

In a new bowl (I usually wash out the bowl I mashed my bananas in for this step) sift the flour with some baking powder and then fold that all in with the bananas and creamed butter and sugar until its all nicely come together to make the perfect mixture. Lastly throw in a generous helping of chocolate chips - although after my stepdad insisted I tried putting chopped up pieces of Mars bar in I would also recommend giving that a go as it is delicious! Anything with a bit of caramel in can be added as a little something extra. 
Put the mixture into the loaf tin and leave to cook for 50 - 60 minutes depending on how crispy you want your edges to be and if you are feeling really snazzy wiggle your spatula in the middle of your mixture to create that broken / rustic look. Then enjoy!

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  1. That looks so good. I have been thinking about baking banana bread all week and I think I might just have to now.
    Alicia :)
    http://bambidreaming.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh I'd highly recommend it! Just had a slice and I just feel like I'm in heaven with every bite

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    2. Oh I'd highly recommend it! Just had a slice and I just feel like I'm in heaven with every bite

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