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Banana Bread

Banana Bread

If you realise your bananas have gone brown and spotty here is an excellent recipe that needs them to be very ripe

Ingredients

200g self-raising flour
1/4 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
75g butter
150g castor sugar
2 eggs, beaten
450g (about 3 large) bananas

Method

Mush the overripe bananas in their own bowl

mushing banana

Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a bowl
Cream the butter and sugar together
Add the eggs a little at a time alternately with the flour

baking banana bread
Stir in the remaining flour and the bananas
( chopped walnuts and or sultanas can be added at this point if you like)
Tip into a 2lb loaf tin, greased and lined with grease proof paper

banana bread tin
Bake for 11/4 hours at 180 Degrees C, gas mark 4
Tip out, remove the paper

banana bread cooking
Cool on a wire rack
Serve cut into slices and spread with butter

Once cool wrap in foil and keep for 24 hours before eating for an extra flavoursome treat.

Bircher Muesli

This is a versatile and tasty cupful of joy that can be enjoyed any time of the day.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp chopped apricot and raisins
  • Sprinkling of blueberries and any other fruit you like
  • 1 cup almond milk/ oat milk

Method:

  • Add the oats and chia seeds and mix together
  • Add the fresh & dried fruit followed by the milk
  • Stir, shake and refrigerate

 

If you are enjoying this at home then a mason jar works well, but you could use tupperware or a travel mug if you are taking it to go.

Frozen berries work really well in this, especially if you are making it in the evening to eat the next day.