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Banana bread is one of the most simple and delicious cakes around. It doesn't require any outrageous ingredients and is a great way to use up your old bananas instead of throwing them out. 

The ingredients you require are: 

2 overripe bananas
1 and 3/4 cups of self-raising flour
1/4 cup of plain flour
2/3 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon 
1/2 cup of skim milk
2 eggs
50g of softened butter

Step 1: Step One

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celcius. Line a baking tray with baking paper. 

In a large bowl, sift the flours and the cinnamon. 

Add the sugar. 

Make a well in the middle, and add the eggs, milk and butter. 

On a plate, mash the bananas and add to the bowl. Mix until all ingredients are combined. 

Step 2: Step Two

Pour the batter into your cake tin and bake for 40-50 minutes or until the top is golden and a skewer comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the cake. 

Turn out onto a cooling rack and serve once it's cool to touch.

Note: You can also add other ingredients to this recipe such as walnuts, dates or pumpkin seeds if you have them on hand.

You can find this recipe on http://blog.nimble.com.au/quick-easy-banana-bread-recipe
How is the consistency?
It was a bit crusty on the top but light and moist on the inside. It has more of a soft, 'bready' texture than a cake. Delish!
I can tell it was very crisp on top, but I was referring to the inside... <br> <br>Some recipes make more of a banana cake instead of bread. It shouldn't be really crumbly or too soft, or it falls apart when you try to eat it. Especially when making peanut butter sandwiches. <br> <br>Also...spelling error: self-raising flour
This one wasn't too soft, although it was a little crumbly. I've tried making it again since this post using a dash of olive oil to bind it together a bit better and that seemed to make it less crumbly. <br> <br>I've never tried it with peanut butter before, that sounds amazing! <br> <br>I can't seem to find the spelling error - is 'self-raising flour' incorrect?
You can put peanut butter in the batter itself. <br> <br> <br>1 and 3/4 cups of self-raising flour <br> <br>There's no such thing as self-raising flour. It should say &quot;rising&quot;.
Yum, that sounds great. <br><br>Oh that's interesting. In Australia we call it self-raising flour (at least, that's what they've been printing on the flour packets all this time!). <br><br>Thanks for your feedback!
Ahh. Then it might be correct after all. <br> <br>That's what it's called over here.....you learn something new everyday.

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