Monday, 21 February 2011

Bananas in Pajamas

Two posts in one day? Yup *nods head * I can barely make one a month sometimes, but my WW blog's cup runneth over today.

Last Friday I had a complete urge to make Banana Bread. Never made it before. Never eaten it before. But I could not ignore the urge! So after some nifty googling I stumbled upon this recipe and after literally being ASTOUNDED that I actually had all the ingredients I rolled my sleeves up and set about making it on Saturday afternoon.

The recipe is really simple - moosh up some bananas (they are supposed to be ripe, but mine weren't - just requires more elbow grease) add in the egg, cinnamon and sugar. The mix all the dry ingredients together (flour, baking soda, baking powder - I added in some walnuts too) - add the wet banana mixture to the bowl and stir as if your life depended on it (dramatics can be left out!) pout into a loaf tin and bake for 40-50 mins gas mark 4.

Et voila

I tried it warm (as I couldn't wait to get my piggy hands on it) and was a little 'meh' about it. Then I had a piece the next day when it had cooled down and I really, really liked it. The banana flavour comes through and the walnuts are a nice surprise.

The recipe I used works out at around 5 pro points per slice (based on 12 slices in a loaf) but next time I make it I'm going to half the amount of flour and sugar, use less bananas and add a few more walnuts - which together should make a smaller loaf and work out around 3 pro points per slice. Will post B-Bread mark II next week!


  1. Edit - LOL obviously when I said "pout into a loaf tin" I actually meant POUR - although feel free to pout as much as you like, I'm a big advocate of the pout!

  2. I'm ALL about the pout :-)))

    Mmmmmm seriously yummy post though - banana bread rocks and it's practically health food! I like to add some dried fruit to mine as well - gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing Mk 2.


  3. Haha! Glad you are joining the pout club Seren! :)

  4. When i learn to cook. Im so doing some of these :)

  5. Hi Paul - if I can make it anyone can! This is a great recipe to start with as all you have to do if mush everything together and whop it in a tin - my kind of cooking.