Happy New Year!
I haven’t posted in a while, forgive me. That’ll change in 2016. I’m adopting a more balanced approach to life, so nothing suffers.
Breakfast is one of my favourite things ever! (I feel like I’ve said that so many times on this blog, but it’s true!) I rarely have time for breakfast during the week so I love weekends and bank holidays for the mere fact that I can have breakfast. Other people look forward to the opportunity to rest, I look forward to food.
This weekend, I decided to feed my sugar craving and make use of browning bananas at the same time and the result was the best ever banana bread ever! And yes, I meant to write that – that’s how good it was!
Just look at this golden deliciousness!
Part of the reason I was away for some time is because I was busy starting a new job, but also because I was struggling with direction for the blog. I spent so much time thinking about what direction I wanted to take, how I was going to set myself apart, how I was going to drive traffic that it became paralysing. It was when I took the banana bread out of the oven, took the first bite (while piping hot!) and started doing a little shimmy that I realised – I LOVE FOOD. The shimmy was partly due to the heat penetrating through my mouth and body but mostly because it tasted so darn delicious! There’s something so so satisfying and relaxing about the process of cooking/baking. That’s why I started this. I started because I love food and I believe food should be fun. And I want to share the fun and connect with other food enthusiasts.
Anyway, that’s enough reflection for one day. Oprah moment over.
- 4 ripe bananas
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 egg or ¼ cup dairy-free yoghurt (vegan)
- ¼ cup melted butter or melted coconut oil (vegan)
- 1½ cups plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- a pinch of cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 170°C (fan-assisted oven)
- Grease a loaf tin (I use sunflower spray oil)
- Mash your bananas in a bowl
- Add sugar, egg (or dairy-free yoghurt) and butter (or coconut oil) to the mash and combine
- Combine salt, baking powder and flour in a separate bowl
- Stir flour mixture into banana mixture. I use an electric whisk to combine fully and make the mixture a little fluffy.
- Pour batter into loaf tin and sprinkle your pinch of cinnamon over the top
- Bake for 1 hour (or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean)
- Most importantly - ENJOY!
Thanks for reading! x