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Recently I had a day at home where I had lots of time on my hands. I gave the fridge a bit of a clean and when doing so I saw some sad, brown bananas. Usually, I would blend these up in my Nutribullet for my daughter Daisy. However, this time I decided to make this cheap banana bread recipe instead!
We had company coming for dinner and I knew a slice of this would be a lovely dessert. Anyway, here is my banana bread recipe.
It is cheap and it takes just a few minutes to make and throw in the oven. Skip right near the end if you want a printable recipe for my cheap banana bread.
Ingredients for banana bread with plain flour:
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
5 tablespoons of milk (I used semi-skimmed)
5 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
350g of plain flour
Method for my banana bread recipe
Firstly I combined the bananas (which I mashed), egg, vegetable oil and milk.
In a separate bowl, I combined the sugar, salt, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and plain flour.
Then I combined the ingredients. I needed to work quite hard to make the wet mixture cover all of the dry ingredients. However, it did. Just.
Anyway, once combined I poured into a loaf tin, with a liner inside. If you don’t want to use a liner then you should be fine if you spray the inside of the tin with cake release or rub a little butter or oil around.
Bake at gas mark 5 (190C) for 40 – 45 minutes. I checked after 40 minutes, using a cake tester, and it was ready. Obviously this depends on your oven. I could have got away with taking it out a couple of minutes before but I was busy with Daisy – such is the life.
Dusting of icing sugar with a little cinnamon or cocoa powder
Popping some banana slices on midway through the cooking is always a fun idea too, or even just some fresh berries on top of the icing.
How to make my cheap banana bread recipe:
banana bread recipe
- 3 bananas
- 1 egg free-range
- 2 tbsps vegetable oil
- 5 tbsps milk semi-skimmed
- 5 tbsps sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 350 g plain flour
Mash the bananas. Add the egg, vegetable oil and milk.
In a separate bowl combine the sugar, salt, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and plain flour.
Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
Spray your loaf tin, or use a loaf tin liner. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin.
Bake at gas mark 5 (190g) for 40-45 minutes. I check after 40 minutes, using a cake tester, and mine was ready.
Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.