Sunday, February 7, 2010

Jim's banana bread

In Canada we used to get our banana fix on a Sunday morning with banana pancakes. Jim mixed mashed bananas into Aunt Jemima's pancake mix and topped it off with real Canadian maple syrup. Yum!

With no Aunt Jemima in Cyprus, we had to look for other ideas. Jim decided to try making banana bread and has been refining a recipe over the last couple of weeks. It's adapted from this one, but his new version is even better!

It's a doddle to make and tastes awesome! he's made two batches today. One for neighbours we are visiting this afternoon, and one to keep at home.

If you want to have a go, here's the recipe...

3 or 4 bananas
1/3 cup of melted unsalted butter
1/4 cup of soft brown sugar
1/2 cup of caster sugar
1 egg beaten
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of ground cinammon
Pinch of salt
1 cup of plain flour
1/2 cup of self raising flour

Optional : 3 or 4 tablespoons of chopped toasted walnuts and 1/2 cup of sultanas

Mix butter into mashed bananas, then add sugar, egg, vanilla, salt, cinammon (and sultanas and walnuts is using) sprinkle baking powder. Fold in flour. Do not over mix. Pour into a 4 x 8 inch loaf tin. Bake for one hour at 175c


  1. It sounds delicious!

  2. This looks so DELISH!

    Thanks for linking up. I am following you too!

  3. Hi Clare, just found your blog via your follow on Twitter.
    Loving having a read around. This Banana bread sounds delicious and a great thing to make on a Sunday. Yum.


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