sliced banana loafWhen I first moved out of my parents’ home in my early twenties, mom provided me with a little handwritten book containing recipes of things that I enjoyed and might enjoy making now that I was on my own. This happens to be her super awesome banana loaf recipe:

Banana Loaf

  • 130ml margarine
  • 250ml brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3-4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 500ml flour
  • 10ml baking powder
  • 5ml bicarbonate of soda mixed with 80ml water
  • 100ml nuts, chopped (optional)
  • 5ml cinnamon

Step 1:
Cream butter and sugar until light and creamy.

Step 2:
Beat in eggs one at a time, add bananas and mix well.

Step 3:
Add flour and baking powder, alternating with bicarbonate of soda and water, to obtain a soft dropping consistency.

Step 4:
Add nuts and cinnamon. Mix well.

Step 5:
Pour into a greased 22cm x 17cm loaf pan lined with paper towel. Cook on Medium for 10-12 minutes.

There. Sounds pretty easy, doesn’t it?