#088: banana bread

hello friends i’m back with another recipe (finally!!!) 🙂 the school stress has been piling up because of grades/multiple performances and rehearsals so i decided that instead of continuing to work on my infinite to-do list of responsibilities, i would take an hour out of my time to bake instead

and i must say i am super thankful to have made that choice/been able to, because i truly needed the therapy that comes with putting something together with just ingredients, a bowl and some elbow grease 🙂

it’s super easy to make and it doesn’t actually take v long (my prep time is slightly longer because i really just savored every moment + i was chatting with multiple people passing through the kitchen while making the bread)

and many people were kind of surprised when i mentioned that there was yogurt and condensed milk in the bread? I’m not sure why haha it’s a recipe i’ve been using for years and it hasn’t disappointed me yet!!

so yeah, let’s just get right into it, shall we? 🙂

yield: one 9x9inch pan prep time: 30 minutes      total time: ~1.5h

INGREDIENTS:

1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable/olive oil
2 eggs
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 cups mashed banana
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda

optional
1 cup chocolate chips OR
1 cup peanut butter chips OR
peanut butter/nutella to swirl through!
(i mean, you could do all three but banana bread is meant to be a treat itself not just a vehicle for more indulgences // who am i to tell you how to live your life though?)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 190C.
  2. Grease a 9x9inch pan with butter/non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Mash bananas!
  4. Combine condensed milk, brown sugar and oil in a large bowl, whisk to combine.
  5. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Beat in vanilla extract, yogurt and bananas.
  7. Sift in flour, baking powder and baking soda, whisk to combine.
  8. Fold in any additional ingredients!
  9. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 50 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

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this was what my batter looked like: it is quite thick and pourable!

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if you didn’t include any chips/chunky solid ingredients and you want to swirl in nutella etc., do it at this point! Spoon some onto the top and swirl through with a knife or something.

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it came out absolutely gorgeous, with a crackly brown crust and super melty chocolate 🙂 i did maybe ruin it a little with my impatience (i opened the oven too early) but the bread seems resilient because there was practically no impact on how it turned out.

 

please please try out this recipe because it is crazy delicious and soooo easy to make 🙂

as always, have a lovely day/life

much love!!

x Natasha

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