This is a super easy recipe that can be mixed all in the same bowl saving on the washing up too! It’s a great way to use up those ripe bananas, the riper the better!
Banana and chocolate chip bread
100g Butter, softened
150g Caster Sugar
3 Ripe Bananas
Pinch sea salt
5g Baking Powder
225g Self Raising Flour
40g chocolate chips
30g Flaked Almonds
Place the bananas in a mixing bowl and beat until almost smooth, leaving a little texture. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the chocolate chips and almonds if using, and beat for 2-3 minutes until combined. I use an electric mixer but a wooden spoon and a bit of elbow grease work just as well! Stir in the chocolate chips and flaked almonds if using, saving a few of each to scatter on top.
Pour the mixture into a lined loaf tin and scatter the rest of the chocolate chips and almonds on top, place in the oven for about 50-60 minutes until golden brown. If you are unsure if it’s cooked you can test it with a skewer or sharp knife inserted into the centre, it should come out clean.
Leave it in the tin to almost cool and then turn out onto a wire wrack, peel off the lining paper and leave to cool completely.
This can be sliced and enjoyed as it is or if it doesn’t get gobbled up straight away, the next day it’s lovely toasted and spread with butter!
Kirsty Wilson Close
Food Styling, Food Writing, Food Lover
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