The best low effort banana bread recipe

Got bananas sitting on your bench that you know you should use up but want to put in the least amount of effort possible? This is the banana bread recipe you need. It’s also simple to get the kids involved (they will love the mashing part). Just don’t fool yourself into thinking that it’s healthy.  You can thank me later when you are sitting down with a cup of tea munching on all the deliciousness. It’s all about balance right?

INGREDIENTS

  • Spray oil to grease
  • 265g (1 3/4 cups) self-raising flour
  • 40g (1/4 cup) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 140g (2/3 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar
  • 2 overripe medium bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs, lightly whisked
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) skim milk
  • 50g salted butter, melted, cooled

METHOD

Step 1
Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly spray an 11 x 21cm (base measurement) loaf pan with oil to lightly grease. Line the base and 2 opposite sides with non-stick baking paper, allowing it to overhang.
Step 2
Sift the combined flours and cinnamon into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar and make a well in the centre. Mash bananas in a medium bowl. Add the eggs, milk, and melted butter, and stir until well combined. Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the surface.
Step 3
Bake in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from oven and set aside in the pan for 5 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into slices to serve.

Laura Ruston

Mum to Harvey. Wife to Dave. Founder of MUMOKI. Art lover, design obsessed, lipstick hoarder.