Sometimes on a Friday I get free over-ripe bananas. Hurrah! At work we get a big box of bananas delivered each week and some weeks they are just not as popular as other weeks and I can grab some before they get chucked away. Banana bread is amazing and there is something really cute about banana bread in little mini loaves.
I got my little tins from TK Maxx of all places (actually there baking stuff is pretty good – as long as you aren’t looking for anything in particular). They look a bit like these ones from Amazon but mine are green.
It is a pretty simple recipe (makes 8 mini loaves or one big one)
- 250g plain flour (I use 100g wholemeal and 150g white flour)
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- pinch salt
- 115g butter
- 115g light brown soft sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 500g mashed over-ripe bananas
- few tablespoons of maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 170c and lightly butter the little tins
- In a large bowl, combine sifted flour, bicarb of soda and salt
- In a another bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar really well until light and creamy. Beat in the eggs one at a time and then mashed bananas until well blended. Stir the wet mixture into flour mixture; fold together until totally just mixed together – don’t over do it else it will be heavy. Pour mixture into the little tins to about 2/3 full.
- Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until a skewer inserted into centre of the comes out clean. Leave to cool in tins for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire cooling rack and spoon over the maple syrup whilst they are stuff warm.