Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Super Simple Banana Bread!

Can we talk about how, as a rule of thumb, banana flavored things always sound so repulsive? But all of sudden you add bread to it and suddenly everyone wants a bite, anyways just something that has been going through my head recently.

Banana bread is always the perfect remedy to any situation, and really one of the most versatile breads (if you could even call it a bread). I mean you can eat the stuff for breakfast or dessert! Or want a mid-morning snack? Banana bread! Mid-afternoon snack? Banana bread! I've had a few old bananas that have been in the freezer waiting to be whipped up into banana bread and I figured the sooner the better!
My mom and I have a go-to banana bread recipe that makes really delicious banana bread, but I decided to try something new! I am always up for trying new recipes, especially if they're less fess. So I used this recipe from Liv, aka one of my fave bloggers, and it turned out beautifully! This recipe was really easy to whip up in about 15 minutes! I have also recently started to love using European recipes because they use metric measurements which make throwing it all together 1000x easier, and honestly weighing things is 1000x more accurate.

225g self raising flour
175g caster sugar
1tsp baking powder
2 eggs
2tbs milk
100g unsalted butter
chocolate chips, nuts, or anything else you may prefer!

In Liv's video she just threw everything into a mixer and just mixed it all together, I tend to be a bit more meticulous. First I preheated my oven to about 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then to start off I stirred together the flour and baking powder in a separate bowl.  Then I creamed the butter and sugar together in the mixer. I then added the eggs and 2tbs of milk and made sure that was properly mixed. I last slowly added the flour mixture until everything was just blended. It's always important not to over-mix the batter once you add flour because that can make your baked goods turn tough and chewy. I finally added some chocolate chips and stirred those in by hand! I greased and floured a bread tin and slapped my batter in and popped it in the oven for about an hour!

This loaf turned out great, it wasn't overly sweet and it had a great banana-y flavor. I am, of course, always partial to a generous handful of chocolate chips as well. To quote a friend, "Any slice of banana bread is a good slice because that means I am eating banana bread." Okay she might've been referring to pizza, but I think it works the just same with banana bread!

Hope you enjoy!
Thanks for reading!

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