I love this recipe because it makes 2..... that is TWO large loaf tins of Banana Bread! Today I tried something a bit different. I always share a loaf with my elderly neighbours (not because my muffin top hits my knees when doing the climber in personal training... or that's part of it), they love a warm treat with a cuppa in the afternoon sun. Plus it gives my kids an excuse to raid their lolly and biscuit tins and stop bugging me.
Anyway back to what I did differently, I used an eight sectioned mini loaf tin. It was slightly novel and rather convenient. I walked to three neighbours homes with the one tin and lifted them out it nice and fresh.
IBR tells me the bread is divine toasted and served with ricotta and drizzled honey. It can also be frozen for up to 8 weeks. In further wisdom she tells me that when the kids don't want to eat the browning banana's you can let them get riper and then freeze them until you're ready to make the bread.
|Possibly don't overload the tins ambitiously as I did!|
IBR's Banana Bread
This is the one for the neighbours
IBR's Banana Bread
180g softened butter
2 cups caster sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
4 very ripe bananas mashed
3 cups self raising flour sifted
1 tsp cinnamon sifted with the self raising flour
1 tsp all spice sifted with the self raising flour
1/2 cup slivered or flaked almonds
1 tbsp brown sugar
- Preheat the oven at 160 degrees without fan
- Beat together butter, sugar and vanilla extract until pale and fluffy
- Beat in eggs one at a time
- Add sour cream and mashed bananas and mix well
- Fold in half the sifted self raising flour and spices then fold the rest through
- Divide the mixture between two greased and lined loaf tins (alternatively you can use a mini loaf pan)
- Coarsely chop the almonds and mix through the brown sugar, sprinkle over the top of each tin
- Bake in the centre of the oven for 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean from the middle (if using the mini loaf tin bake for 30 minutes maximum)
- Stand in the tins for 'a while' before turning out
This is sinch to make with the kids and they will gobble it up before you can sit down and have it with a coffee.
IBR says to enjoy it!