As I have mentioned in my post for Sweet Potato Brownie recipe, I have never been much of a baker. Lately, however, I have been experimenting a bit more and enjoying the challenge (at least its a challenge for me) and this recipe I found pretty straightforward.
My latest adventure in the kitchen was making banana bread, but as I have also mention before (About page) my son is allergic to pretty much everything, so I slightly adapted a very simple recipe from the BBC food pages.
The good thing about the original recipe is that most of these ingredients you will probably already have lurking at the back of your cupboard. For gluten and dairy free, though, you may need a trip to a health shop or purchase these ingredients online;
285g/10oz buckwheat flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
½ tsp salt
110g/4oz coconut or almond butter (plus extra for greasing)
225g/8oz caster sugar
4 ripe bananas, mashed
85ml/3fl oz coconut or oat milk
1 tsp vanilla extract or 1 vanilla pod seeds
This will probably take about 20 minutes to prepare but took me far longer as I was distracted by my sister chatting to me and I was drinking glass (or two) of cava whilst doing this. So genuinely surprised it turned out as well as it did. That proves how easy this recipe is!
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
- Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a large mixing bowl.
- In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. For a bit of a workout whilst your cooking, do it by hand. Otherwise, use a whisk.
- Add the eggs, mashed bananas (get your kids, or sister 😉 to mash the bananas whilst you do all the hard work), milk and vanilla to the butter and sugar mixture and mix well. Fold in the flour mixture.
- Grease a loaf tin and pour the cake mixture into the tin.
- Pop in the oven and bake for about an hour, or until well-risen and golden-brown. If your not sure when its done, stick a knife in and see if it comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and cool before scoffing.
I thought it was delicious and so did all my family and my husband’s work colleagues (it goes a long way).