Light and fluffy banana bread2012-10-31
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I know eh? Banana bread isn’t known for being light and fluffy but I guarantee you that this recipe from the Guardian fits the bill! I’ve reduced the amount of sugar and it still tastes great!
I was surprised to find this article and that there was so much controversy around this sweet!
- 4 medium size overriped bananas
- 180 g flour
- 2.5 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 130g brown sugar
- 60g of walnuts, coarsely chopped
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
Peel the bananas and mash them with a fork.
Sift the dry ingredients into a small bowl. Set aside.
Combine the eggs, sugar and butter and beat with a mixer until well blended. Add the mashed bananas and mix well.
Fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture until the flour is blended in. Don't overfold as this can make the bread heavy and dense.
Fold in the walnuts.
Grease a loaf pan with butter. Pour the batter into the loaf pan.
Bake for 1 hour or until the center is cooked. To test for doneness, stick a toothpick into the center and if it comes out clean, the bread is done.
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