This recipe came about because I didn’t have the ingredients to make the banana cake I had intended so I mashed (pun intended) together random ingredients to make this banana loaf. To my surprise, it worked out a treat. I thought it was just a fluke so tried to create the same thing again and got another damn good loaf so I thought it was worth sharing. Hopefully, you manage to mash up an epic loaf as well.
This can easily be gluten-free and made even more exciting with different ingredients – see my notes at the bottom.
Go well team 🙂
1/3 cup (50g) butter, melted
1/3 cup maple syrup (or honey melted)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large or 3 medium ripe bananas (the browner the better)
1/2 cup nuts and/or chocolate (I used both in this recipe – walnuts, white choc and some broken up mini Toblerone because I had it in the cupboard)
1/2 cup natural yoghurt
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of flour (gluten-free or plain or wholemeal)
Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees on fan bake. Grease a non-stick loaf tin with butter or line with baking paper.
In a medium-sized bowl, beat the eggs with a fork then add the rest of the ingredients, except the flour and mix well. Add the flour and combine well with a wooden spoon.
Pour batter into the loaf tin and place in the oven for about 40-50 minutes or until the middle bounces back when you touch it. Be patient and allow it to cool slightly before serving. It smells soooo good!
- Served best warm/toasted with butter or a thick coat of peanut/almond butter. If you are feeling real bananery then top it with extra sliced banana.
- You could leave out the chocolate and just add the nuts for an on the go breaky.
- For a gluten-free option just use gluten-free flour and check the baking soda.
- I have just thought of this and think it would work well – just before putting it in the oven, you could swirl a couple of tablespoons of smooth peanut butter over the top of the batter and then bake it. Peanut butter and banana are a match made in heaven.
- I also think some frozen berries could go well in the batter as well.
- I think I have a few more loaves to make so I can try these ideas now.