Useless obvious fact – This is not a cupcake.
Useless obvious fact – All my recipes so far have been cupcakes, because…cupcakes!!!
Useless not so obvious fact – I felt really bad because I fractured my wrist and can’t bake so I am posting a (non-cupcake) recipe I made previously so you don’t miss out entirely.
Important obvious fact – This Banana and Peanut Butter Loaf is DELICIOUS!
So everyone knows what to do when you haven’t got around to eating your bananas and they go brown right – make banana loaf!
Ok, well I confess these bananas were intentionally bought previously with the plan to let them go brown and make a banana loaf, but you get the idea.
And perhaps I should also confess that I bought the bananas because the week before I bought some Reese’s peanut butter chips with no idea at the time what I was going to do with them.
This Banana and Peanut Butter Loaf recipe was quite quick and easy to make.
In a nutshell, all that was required was sifting the flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a mixing bowl, adding the brown sugar, mashed up banana and other wet ingredients and mixing until all ingredients were combined and smooth. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
Oh, a word of warning. At about the 10-15 minute mark in the oven, I got very nervous my mix was going to overflow from the tin. It didn’t! Thank goodness! But make sure not to use a tin any smaller than the size recommended.
- 2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 bananas (approx 275g), mashed
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
- ¾ cup peanut butter chips
- Turn on your oven to 180 degrees C.
- Grease a loaf tin (26cm x 11cm) and line it with baking paper.
- Sift flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl and add brown sugar and cinnamon. Lightly mix the dry ingredients together.
- Mash bananas with a fork and add to dry ingredients with buttermilk, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla essence.
- Mix until smooth then add peanut butter chips and stir with a spatula.
- Pour mixture into loaf tin and bake for 50 minutes. To test if cooked insert a skewer. The loaf is cooked when the skewer comes out clean.
- Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Eat warm or cold.
Variations – You could make this banana loaf without the peanut butter chips or you could add in some nuts or berries instead. If adding berries, you may need to bake your loaf for 5 minutes longer. What other variations do you suggest trying?