Banana Bread aka Bananarama

Originally called Banana-Bread but I still don’t know exactly why – maybe because of the loaf pan it’s baked in. Let me know if you know the real reason. I would be very interested to know.

What you need: 

  • 250g wheat or whole-grain spelt flour 
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pouch Vanilla sugar
  • 150g soft butter  
  • 125g refined or brown sugar 
  • 2 eggs
  • 125 ml milk 
  • 250g ripe Banana (2-3 pieces depending on size)
  • Powder sugar to decorate

How to do it:

Actually you should decide to bake Banana- Bread with really ripe bananas, almost at the point of going bad, their sweetness will give flavour to your pastry.

  • Pre-heat the oven at 180° C/ 356°F
  • Mix flour, baking soda, salt and Vanilla sugar. Beat sugar & butter until foamy (use a mixer), add eggs. Bit by bit start adding milk & the flour mix. 
  • Crumple the bananas & mix them with the rest of ingredients. Fill the mix into a buttered loaf pan & backe for 45-50 Minutes. 
  • Remove Banana bread from the baking tray and let it cool before serving. Dust with powder sugar. 

Extra Tipps:

If you want to do it even more nourishing, you can add chunked walnuts to it. I didn’t decide if it is a dessert or not but it is a very good traveling fare no matter if hiking in Alps or flying to Menorca for breakfast or to snack on something. 

It’s delightful, darling! – no matter how or where you decide to savour it!