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My super simple and cheap banana bread recipe

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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.

A look at the finished banana bread in the loaf tin liner

Ingredients for banana bread with plain flour:

3 bananas

1 egg

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

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Method for my banana bread recipe

Firstly I combined the bananas (which I mashed), egg, vegetable oil and milk.

A look at the wet ingredients once mixed for the cheap banana bread

In a separate bowl, I combined the sugar, salt, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and plain flour.

A look at the wet and dry ingredients for the cheap banana bread

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.

A look at the banana bread mixture before it goes in the oven

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.

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The finished result of my banana bread recipe:

A look at the finished banana bread in the loaf tin liner

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:

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How to make my cheap banana bread recipe:

banana bread recipe

Course Dessert
Keyword banana, bread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 195 kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Mash the bananas. Add the egg, vegetable oil and milk.

  2. In a separate bowl combine the sugar, salt, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and plain flour.

  3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients. 

  4. Spray your loaf tin, or use a loaf tin liner. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin.

  5. 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.

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I have made a super cheap, delicious and fast banana bread. It is ready to go in the oven in under 5 minutes and super tasty too!
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