Just call me Bev: Banana Bread

Do you hear that? It’s silence. My children are in bed and I couldn’t be happier with that result. School went back today and I had two emotional ladies on my hands. Harper was BESIDE herself this morning in floods of tears because Daisy was “leaving” her for the day. Daisy did remarkably well and pulled herself together and headed off without a sideways glance (phew). I? Well I had a very normal day, washing and getting back into the School term groove – I think I need the routine just as much as they do.

I had some over ripe bananas ready for the bin, a two year old who told me she was “HUNGRY” every 5-7 minutes so there was just ONE thing to do. Bake the shit out of some banana bread.

Bev’s Banana Bread
: 1 & 3/4 cups SR flour
: 1/4 cup plain flour
: 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
: 2/3 cup brown sugar (pack it in nice and tight)
: 1/2 cup milk
: 2 eggs
: 50 grams butter melted
: 2 over ripe bananas (I used three because I am greedy)

: Get the hungry kid to mash the bananas

: Sift all the dry ingredients together and make a well in the centre

: Add all the wet ingredients to the mashed banana then mix the two together

: Line & grease a loaf tin & bake in 180 degree oven for 45-50 mins (or when skewer comes out clean)

: Tell hungry kid to go and sit out in the winter sunshine

: And watch that cake get smashed. Leave remainder on bench for you to pick at each and every time you go into the kitchen which is A LOT. I eat my cake just like that too.

Recipe originally taken from taste.com.au

  • http://homelifeloves.wordpress.com/ homelifeloves

    That is the ONLY way to eat cake ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10208633197266540403 Maryandlil

    Don’t you just love a good banana bread..and a quiet kid eating said banana bread ;)

  • http://stephwinmill.blogspot.com.au/ stephwinmill

    Sounds yummy! Next time u have overripe bananas you should pop over to my blog and take a peek at my banana cake with Passionfruit icing it’s sooooo yummy!! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17646925050489695536 Mother Down Under

    There is nothing better than some good banana bread! Except maybe banana bread muffins. I am SUCH a sucker for a muffin!
    Next time I have some overripe bananas I will give your recipe a try!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17317677066408030053 Faux Fuchsia

    Nice work with the Baking. I myself love to bake. So soothing and comforting.

    The Baby stayed awake for about 20 seconds after Old Mr FF arrived home from golf and was tucked in at 6.40 pm. Bliss.

    I luff him, but I luff him asleep too.

    I really like your blog. It’s definitely in one of my top 5. I can’t put my finger on why. I really like your commitment to Domestic Minutiae. And your garden is excellent.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18133173713045801244 vancybec

    Dude, I have a bunch of bananas in my freezer for any such time that banana bread is required. I just peel em, slice em up, bang em in a ziplock and bam – you can have banana cake any old day of the week. I’m particularly proud of my banana baking repertoire! Bravo Bethy!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13272090974052486539 Mrs Woog


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16374147893077407147 angelica

    If we call it banana bread instead of banana cake, does that make it slightly better for us? Gorgeous photos of the cake smashing hungry kid.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13151973819133926868 Mama of 2 boys

    Cute! Sounds delicious, I’m now wanting a piece real bad xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08377538330995065764 Talia Jensen

    i think it tastes better when you eat it like that ;)

  • http://emeraldpie.wordpress.com/ Ellie at Emerald Pie

    Oh that looks very tasty!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04054598062772198767 Corinthians Grace

    I use the same receipe but add a little cinnamon in the batter and sprinkle raw sugar on the top before it goes in the oven…. HEAVEN!!!! Stuff the kids…never makes it that far the adults usually gorge first

  • http://magnetoboldtoo.com/ kelley @ magnetoboldtoo

    add sultanas.

    trust me.

    I hate the dried up things any other time but in fresh hot banana bread OH MAH GAH.

    Do it and I will guarantee you will be saying thankyou Kelley.

    What the hell, say it now anyway.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07158259218624042271 Mel

    thanks for sharing your banana bread recipe and I enjoyed watching your stint on Tv this morning :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06564936409553722298 Laura

    This is seriously the yummiest banana bread recipe. I made it recently too and I had every intention that it would serve as an afternoon snack for the following few days. It didn’t last til dinner time.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11380000070495671120 Kaisla

    Tried this last night, first time I’ve ever made banana bread. Wow! So tasty, and very easy to make! Oh, and the mashing bananas part is fun for the adults too. Thanks!

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    I have some ready for the bin too I will make this ASAP x