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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.
The finished result of my banana bread recipe:
As you can see it looks pretty nice! I was really pleased with the results.
This would be nice also with a little pinch of cinnamon in the mixture. If you want to be fancy then you could decorate the top with some icing, icing sugar or fruit. Also, you could top it with banana slices before you put it in the oven.
Products I use when making my cheap banana bread recipe:
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.