Thursday, July 30, 2009

Blueberry Banana Bread

MMMMMM! Now this is some good eats! It is based on several different banana bread recipes from and I decided to add blueberries because I just happened to have some. It's super moist and soft and honestly, perfect!

  • 250g plain flour
  • 150g regular sugar (I used organic)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • a few grinds of iodized sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 115g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 large or 4 medium very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 packet of blueberries
What you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F). Grease the bottom and sides of a loaf tin, or line with grease proof paper (I lined with grease proof paper for easier clean up).
  2. In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients - flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nuts. In another bowl, combine the wet ingredients - mashed bananas, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla.
  3. Using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, lightly fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients bit by bit, just until combined and the batter is thick and chunky. Add the blueberries here too. **IMPORTANT: Do not overmix the batter** There should still be traces of flour. Over mixing will result in tough bread.
  4. Pour the batter into the loaf tin. Bake in the middle of the oven for 60 minutes, until the bread is golden brown and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool and then remove the bread from the pan. Serve warm or at room temperature. The bread is easier to slice when it has cooled.

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