Mixed Seed Simple Banana Bread
We woke up this morning wanting to cosy up to our pillow and never get out of bed, as we heard the pitter patter of the rain on our window. We mustered up the courage to face the summer rain and bring some baking inspiration to our northern hemisphere blizzard affected friends.
With some bananas, which had over stayed their welcome in the fruit bowl, inspiration struck and we went about gathering all the things we needed to make a quick banana bread recipe, which we have tried and tested.
Baking has always been one of those activities that somehow soothes the soul with the mixing, folding and cracking of the eggs and let me tell you after all the fun we had this long weekend, a humble activity was in order. Baking gives you a pretty bounty to show for your labour, and something you can share with friends which guarantees a smile you can do no wrong, if you arrive with baked goods. The best part I'd have to say about baking, is the smell of baked goods. It takes me back to Sunday tea times growing up, when mum would make a cake to share with the family and smell of coffee cake or lemon cake would waft around the house.
Simple Banana Bread
Prep time: 30 mins Cook time: 50 mins Serves: 8
- 2 over- ripe bananas & 1/2 a ready to eat one
- ½ cup of greek yoghurt and ½ a cup of milk mixed together
- 250g unsalted butter
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups of wholemeal self raising flour
- 1/2 a cup of mixed seeds
- Place the butter and sugar and mix until creamed
- Add the eggs one by one and mix each time
- Mash the bananas and fold in, or if using a mixer mix in on the folding speed.
- Add the flour and mix until completely mixed through
- Add the yoghurt/milk combination and the 1/4 cup of the seeds, mix until completely combined.
- Butter a loaf tin and place the mixture in
- Top with 1/2 the banana and the remaining mixed seeds for decorations
- Place in an oven of 180°C for 50 minutes, making sure the middle is baked completely.
- Let cool and slice as you prefer, perfect with a cup of coffee in the morning ( but you already knew that!)
From the table top x