How good is that dreamy, golden smell of freshly baking banana bread wafting through the house? So early this morning I pottered around in my pj's on a mission to kick off the day with some warm and moorish comfort and I created this yummo, moist and spungy goodness above. No it's not a caramel slice or chocolate mud cake... but banana bread is one of those timeless treats that fulfills the comfort food cravings without the over indulgence factor. It is SERIOUSLY good and super easy so definitely give it a try. You will absolutely love this recipe.... a definite keeper xo
Best Banana Bread (adapted from original recipe here)
2 over ripe bananas
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup self raising flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, then melted and cooled a little (optional)
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (160 degrees if fan forced). Grease inside of a loaf tin and cover base with baking paper.
Mash bananas in a bowl (best to get sticky with your hands). Add the golden syrup, vanilla essence, sugar and egg and combine together well using a whisk.
Then if using the melted unsalted butter, stir this in also.
Add sifted flour and cinnamon and salt and gently fold this into the mixture until just combined. Over stirring will make the banana bread tough so watch out.
Pour mixture into the loaf tin and bake for 30 - 40 minutes or until a skewer is inserted and comes out with a touch of moist crumbs on it. These moist crumbs should be able to be easily rolled between your fingertips into a small bead shape (not stick to your fingers like gluggy batter).
Rest for 10 minutes then cool on a wire rack .. that's if you can wait to sample the first slice!