When the temperatures are below freezing, nothing beats being in a warm kitchen baking. And one of my favourite things to bake this time of year is banana bread. I have a couple of recipes I use. One is quite dense, this one is a little lighter but just as scrummy! Fresh out the oven, with a lick of butter and a cup of tea - nothing beats it. Plus it's a great way of using up over-ripe banana's!
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup caster sugar
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarb of soda
4 tbsp butter
1/2 cup yogurt
1 egg (large)
2 large bananas mashed
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to350F, 180C, gas mark and butter a loaf pan. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarb and a pinch of salt.
Mix in the melted butter and the yogurt. Then add the egg.
add the mashed bananas and vanilla and mix until well combined.
Spread the mixture into the loaf pan. Sometimes I sprinkle a mix of brown sugar and cinnamon over the top.
Bake for 45 mins, or until a knife comes out clean! Leave to cool for 10 mins, then eat away!