When you look at your colourful fruit bowl and see the blackened, old bananas, which no-one wants to eat, hidden away at the bottom, don’t feel bad about throwing them away; they have a purpose! Banana Bread; It’s a win-win on all fronts.
Brilliant for kids as you can pass if off as cake
A substantial and healthy snack
Saves the old banana wastage
A great home-made on-the-go food (I actually bake a whole loaf and take it on holidays with me for occasions where we may struggle for decent vegetarian food)
You can add raisins, alternative dried fruits or nuts and whatever takes your fancy. I add chia seeds these days as I am recently exploring the benefits of this amazing seed!
- 3 overipe bananas
- 75g vegetable/sunflower oil
- 225g all purpose flour
- 2 heaped tspn baking powder
- 50g brown or raw sugar
- 1 tspn ground cinnamon
- 1 handful of raisins
- 1 tbspn chia seeds
- 1 heaped tbspn soya yogurt (use normal yogurt if not vegan)
- Preheat oven to 200 degree C
- In a mixing bowl, add the bananas, oil and sugar. Mash together with a fork.
- Sift in the flour, baking powder and cinnamon and mix together.
- Finally add in the yogurt, chia seeds, raisins and mix together.
- Transfer into a non-stick or silicon 2lb loaf tin or cake molds
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, cover with foil of the top is browning and bake for a further 10-15 minutes.