Ever since I can remember my mum has been making banana bread for us, we would always gobble up a few slices of it after school and the smell of it still drives my taste buds a bit loopy!! I’m home in lovely Sligo for a couple of days and last night myself and mum put our thinking caps on and after several ideas I decided this recipe was my favourite, I basically just looked at what we had in the fridge and put a few things together. I’ve used a basic Madeira cake recipe for guaranteed sweetness.
100g Castor Sugar
100g unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
150g Plain Flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 very ripe bananas
2 dessert spoons of Greek yogurt
Handful of sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius and grease a cake tin ( I used a bread loaf tin)
Cream the butter and sugar until smooth
Add in the egg a little at a time, stir after each addition to avoid curdling, add a little flour if curdling happens
Add in the vanilla essence
Sieve in flour, salt and baking powder
Mix it all together until smooth, no lumps!
Squash the 2 bananas with a fork and add into the mixing bowl, add 2 dessert spoons of grrek yogurt and some sliced almonds
Mix it all up together and add to the greased cake tin
Place in centre of the oven at 180 degrees for 40-45 minutes
Avoid opening the oven as it will prevent the cake from rising
Put the kettle on and enjoy!!