Today I realised I had a bunch of bananas going off a lot quicker than I had bargained for, due to the extreme heat we’ve been having. I usually freeze these to use in smoothies, but standing in the kitchen in my pj’s this morning, I decided some of them had to be used to make banana bread.
I love banana bread, but like most cakes and other sweet treats, only make it very occasionally. Mostly because I live alone, so i’m the only one around to eat it! So as much as I love baking, I have to contain myself to doing it every now and then, for moderation’s sake.
I have two quite different ‘favourite’ banana bread recipes. One is quite sweet and cakey – very much a traditional cafe style banana bread. The other is a bit more ‘rustic’, and not so sweet – and has the advantage of being very easy to make. I don’t have to drag the mixer out or do anything complicated – it’s pretty much a two-bowl affair, and easy to clean up. This is the one I made today…sooooo yummy!