In a crazy attempt at being healthier, I bought a whole lot of fruit. Which sat in the fruit bowl… and sat… and sat… Eventually my bananas were looking a bit sad, going brown and getting spotty, so I decided to attempt to make banana bread!
The first thing I realised, upon looking at the recipe, is that I didn’t have baking powder or eggs, so off I went to the supermarket. While there I realised I didn’t have a bread tin either, so I looked at the dimensions in the recipe “Grease and line the base of a loaf pan (mine is 11cm x 21cm).” and bought one of an appropriate size.
Got home, only to find I’d forgotten I didn’t have castor sugar either. No matter! Substitute in regular sugar and off we go. I didn’t have a masher either, so I used a fork and my bananas ended up fairly lumpy.
Upon peeking at my banana bread while it was cooking, oh no! It was exploding over the top! I stuck a tray underneath pretty quickly, and hoped it wouldn’t go over much further. Luckily it didn’t.
Overall, it didn’t look amazing but boy did it taste good!! The chunky banana resulting from my dodgy mashing actually meant you got these nice pockets of melted banana within it, which I enjoyed. I would recommend using a bit less sugar as it was very sweet, but overall – a good recipe!