So, stop feeling bad about letting the bananas go brown, and bake with them instead! :)
- 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp Soda Bicarb
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp ground Nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 cup Butter, softened @ room temperature
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 2 Eggs @ room temp
- 1/4 cup plain Yoghurt+ 1/4 cup Water (buttermilk)
- 1 cup mashed Bananas + 1 tsp Vanilla
Optional additions: Chopped or slivered Almonds & Golden raisins
1.) Preheat the oven to 180 deg C. Grease and dust a 9x5" loaf pan. Sift the ingredients of the dry mix together and set aside.
2.) Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl till light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat lightly after each addition.
3.) Add the mashed Bananas+ Vanilla extract. Add the Buttermilk and dry mix to the bowl, alternating each addition.... i.e. little of the dry mix, followed by some of the buttermilk... repeat.
4.) Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for about 55-60 mins or till a cake tester comes out clean.
5.) Allow the Banana bread to cool in the pan. Run a butter knife along the edges and loosen. Turn out onto a wire rack and let it cool completely. Best stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, in case the weather is warm.
Slice up and enjoy with a generous slather of Cream cheese & a cup of coffee!