Equipment needed: masher, 18-19cm bread/loaf tin
3 ripe bananas
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
150g caster sugar
75g unsalted butter
250g self-raising flour
50g walnuts (optional)
1. Heat the oven to 180C.
2. Melt the butter over low heat and allow to cool down. In the meantime, mash the bananas in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, bicarbonate soba, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg and stir well.
3. In another bowl, beat the eggs, melted butter and milk (with a fork or whisker). Add the mashed bananas and stir through. Add the egg & banana mixture to the dry ingredients and stir with a fork until it forms a lumpy paste (do not overmix).
4. Grease the bread tin with butter and pour the cake mixture into the tin.
5. Transfer to the oven and 35-50 minutes (or until golden brown and well risen). Remove from the oven and allow the banana bread to cool down for a few minutes.