Baking with the kids is a great activity for rainy days, so when Syd asked if we could make banana bread on Sunday I was only too happy to agree. Banana bread is not only tasty, it also has fruit in it and therefore I can consider it almost virtuous!
Both boys helped with the making of this, and particularly got into to smooshing the bananas ready for the mix – my poor mixing bowl took quite the beating!!
- 140g softened butter or similar spread
- 140g caster sugar
- 140g self-raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 large eggs
- 2 ripe bananas - mashed
- 50g of chocolate - chunks, chips or broken pieces.
- Cream together the butter and sugar.
- Stir in the mashed banana and vanilla essence.
- Stir in the beaten eggs.
- Fold through the dry ingredients and the chocolate chunks.
- Pop into a loaf tin lined with greaseproof paper and bake at 180 degrees for between 35 - 45 minutes until a knife comes out clean.
- Serve warm with custard, or cold later.
Mine took longer than expected in the oven, heading in on the 45 minute mark. Top tip time :- If like mine, yours is starting to get rather brown on top while still wet in the middle, cover tightly with foil – this allows the cake to cook without browning further.
We enjoyed ours with custard and it was delicious. Well. Apart from Syd who was full up after licking the bowl – always the highlight of baking when you are four!
What are your kids favourite homemade cakes and bakes?
Love Miss Cisco XXX