Today I am sharing another delicious, traditional South African recipe: Banana Bread!
Most South Africans love banana bread. I for one love all things sweet. I have shared my favourite Lemon Meringue Tart recipe and Milk Tart recipe previously. Today it is the banana brea recipe! It is an easy recipe, easy enough for kids to help make it!
Banana bread is a good recipe to make when you have overripe bananas. You could make a healthier version by substituting the sugar with sweetner, the flour with wholewheat or coconut/rice flour).
125 ml (1/2 cup) butter/margarine
125-250 ml (1/2 – 1 cup) sugar(your preference)
5 ml (1 teaspoon) vanilla essence
500 ml (2 cups) flour(cake or all-purpose or half wholewheat flour for a healthier version)
10 ml (2 teaspoons) baking powder
2.5 ml (1/4 teaspoon) salt
4-6 ripe bananas, mashed 400g (1 3/4 cup)
Crushed pecan nuts(optional)
- Preheat the oven to 180’C (350′ F).
- Use a small bread pan, sprayed with non-stick spray.
- Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add essence.
- Add eggs one by one and beat well.
- Add dry ingredients.
- Add bananas(and nuts) and mix well.
- Add to pan.
- Bake for an hour or until baked through.
- Serve with butter.
I hope you enjoy this traditional banana bread! Leave me your thoughts in the comments or feel free to share this post!