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A quick and easy Banana Bread recipe

This Banana Bread recipe is extremely simple to make and the taste will make this a firm favourite on your baking schedule.
Makes 1 Banana Bread


The ingredients for this Traditional Banana Bread Recipe
Ingredients for this Banana Bread Recipe

1½ cup Flour
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup Butter or margarine
4 ripe Bananas
2 Eggs
1 tsp Soda
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Vanilla


Preheat oven to 350F (180C)

Peel the bananas and mash well with a fork.
Break the eggs into a bowl and beat well.
Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla together in a mixing bowl.
Fold in the beaten eggs and then the mashed bananas, ensuring that the mixture is well combined.
Sift the dry ingredients (flour, soda and salt) together and fold into the creamed banana mixture.

Folding the dry ingredients into the Banana Bread mixture
Folding in the dry ingredients

Lightly grease a loaf tin and dust the greased surface with flour.
Pour the banana bread mixture into the loaf tin and place in the preheated oven.

Putting the Banana Bread mixture into the preheated oven
Placing the uncooked mixture in the oven

Bake for 60 minutes

Allow to cool.
Remove the Banana Bread from loaf tin

Your delicious Banana Bread done to perfectionSliced, buttered and ready to eat
The Finished Banana Bread ....... ..... YUMMY! This won't last long

Serve the banana bread sliced as is or buttered.
Can obviously be eaten cold, but is absolutely delicious eaten slightly warm

This won't last long if your household is anything like mine!

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This banana bread recipe is not from the Afri Chef African Recipes book but is typical of the way bananas are used in African baking.

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