I love this Banana Bread recipe. My Mum used to make this for us, and I make it for my girls - it's simple to make, really delicious and a great way to use up a couple of over ripe bananas. Another great thing is that I always have the ingredients in the pantry, and now that I've converted the recipe for the Thermomix, it's even quicker to make. Regular instructions and Thermomix instructions are below.
Serves: Makes one loaf
Food Critic Rating: Naturally Miss 1 1/2 loves this - it's sweet. Miss 5 is also a fan, but if cheese and biscuits are on offer instead, she'll go with them. The Chef prefers this recipe made with wholemeal flour.
1/4 cup / 65ml milk
1 tsp lemon juice or white wine vinegar
2 ripe bananas (over ripe is even better!)
1 cup / 200g sugar (raw or white)
2 cups / 340g self raising flour
2 eggs (lightly beaten if not using thermomix)
60g butter (I use low fat margarine and it works perfectly)
Combine milk and lemon juice and set aside for 5 minutes.
Peel and mash bananas.
Add bananas, sugar, sifted flour, lightly beaten eggs, softened butter and combined milk and lemon juice. Beat on low speed until combined and then beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
Pour into a lined loaf tin and bake in a slow 150 degree oven for 1 1/2 hours
Place milk and lemon juice in the thermomix bowl and set aside for 5 minutes.
Add bananas, eggs and butter and mix for 5 seconds on speed 4.
Add flour and sugar and mix for 20 seconds on speed 5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix for a further 5 seconds on speed 5.
Pour into a lined loaf tin and bake in a slow 150 degree oven for 1 1/2 hours.