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Thursday, January 21, 2010

What to do with overripe bananas

Over the years this recipe has come in so handy, you go to the fruit basket or look in the kids lunchbox and there it is. Maybe a little bruised or overripe and they don't want to know about it. Mostly we fry it with breakfast ... yummy sweet caramelized banana. Or make a smoothy drink, some skinny milk, lowfat frozen yogart and a teaspoon honey. Oh so healthy!!

Now for that Banana loaf, I try to double up the recipe as it get eaten so quickly either bake it in two baking tins, or one long baking tin. Muffins trays are good for that lunchbox treat.

You will need: (preheat your oven at 180)
125 gr of marg or butter +-
2 eggs
1 teacup of sugar
1teaspoon of vanilla essence
Cream together in a large bowl.

Add 2 cups of self raising flour
small pinch of salt
Mix 1/3 cup of milk and 1/4 teaspoon of bicard of soda together before adding it to mixture
Peel and squash 1 large overripe banana
with a fork, add to mixture. Mix well.

Pour into baking tray or muffin pans. If your using a baking tray maybe you would like to line it with baking paper, just helps to lift it easier. Baking time +- 30/40 mins test to see if skewer comes out clean. If I unsure I sometimes just turn the oven off and leave it in a little longer.

I don't add a frosting (same as for a carrot cake)but you could.
Sliced with a little butter is good enough.

Enjoy making it.

Until nexttime


1 comment:

  1. Banana loaf - delish. I played around with adding honey which worked well. Just lessened the amount of sugar by a large Tablespoon, added about the same of honey. Just a touch less of milk because of honey consistency I guess. Thanks Rina, love your recipes :D