I had never eaten, let alone made, banana bread until a couple of years ago when the youth leader at church made it for our group one Sunday morning. It tasted amazing and since then I have made it fairly regularly. It always seems to be popular with my flatmates and small group members; I hope you enjoy it as much as they do.
140g granulated sugar
140g self-raising flour
1tsp baking powder
2 ripe bananas, mashed
100g chocolate chips or chunks
- Heat the oven to 180°c.
- Line a 2 lb loaf tin with greaseproof or baking paper, making sure you go all the way up the sides of the tin.
- Cream the butter and sugar together till light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs slowly with a little flour to prevent the mixture curdling.
- Fold in the rest of the flour and baking powder, then add the mashed banana and chocolate chips.
- Bake for 30-45 minutes. Remove from the oven when it is golden on top and a fork/skewer comes out clean.
- Cool in the tin for 5-10 minutes then remove and cool on a rack.
- If you want you can drizzle with icing or melted chocolate but it tastes lovely as it is.