Banana Blueberry Bread

21 Mar

I have cooked this banana bread a couple of times now. It’s easy, works every time and it’s tasty. Thomas loves banana and blueberry bread. He goes on an outing with his Nana sometimes on a Saturday morning to a cafe and they have banana and blueberry bread and a milkshake. It’s a very special time for them.

Thomas really enjoyed helping to recreate his special cafe food. Lots of measuring, pouring and mixing with this recipe and like muffins, there’s no electric mixers although it does take quite a while too cook and then cool before you can eat it so you need a little bit of patience.

 

Ingredients (serves 12)

  • Melted butter, to grease
  • 265g (1 3/4 cups) self-raising flour
  • 40g (1/4 cup) plain flour (I used wholemeal plain flour)
  • 140g (2/3 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar
  • 195g (3/4 cup) mashed overripe banana (approximately 2 medium bananas)
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) reduced-fat milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly whisked
  • 50g butter, melted, cooled
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 x 125g punnets blueberries (I thought this was a bit too much and the next time only used just over half this amount. Probably about 300g)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Brush a 20 x 10cm (base measurement) loaf pan with melted butter to lightly grease. Line the base and sides with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Sift the combined flour into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar. Combine the banana, milk, egg, butter and vanilla in a medium bowl.
  3. Add the banana mixture and blueberries to the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the surface. Bake in oven, covering with foil if necessary to prevent overbrowning, for 50-55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  4. Set aside in the pan for 5 minutes to cool before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.

    I divide this up into individual portions, cover in glad wrap and freeze. It will keep in the freezer for up to a month. Next time we might try it with raspberries…

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One Response to “Banana Blueberry Bread”

  1. Felicity March 22, 2012 at 12:30 am #

    Yum!!
    Raspberries work well too….as do choc chips 🙂

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