I love banana bread and the boy has never had it before, since it normally comes with a very large amount of nuts baked in. It's been on my to-do list for ages. I was recently watching Masterchef Australia, and saw Matt Preston making what he called a "cheat's banana bread" - it looked perfect!

So here's his banana bread recipe, for all you poor souls that don't watch Masterchef AU. :D

I'm a big fan of this one because it's sweet but not overly so, and it stays nice and moist even after an hour of cooking. The sugar and bananas give it a nice crisp crust too.

Step 1: ingredients:

  • 3 very ripe bananas - the blacker, the better!
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 125 g butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
You can also add sweet spices to this - cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, whatever! Nuts are another great addition - 1/2 cup of walnuts or pecans would be amazing.
I'm confused, in the recipe you mention baking powder. But in the comments you say baking soda. Wich one do I use?????
<p>Baking powder. I got confused because the commenter said baking soda. :P</p>
It looked so good I had to make one myself! I added some cinnamon. My house smells so good right now! lol!
<p>Very good. Thanks!</p>
<p>Very good. Thanks!</p>
<p>Just made this for breakfast. Perfect! Thanks...</p>
trying this now and the batter was delicious, though I used 2 cups flour. I can't wait to see the finished product, will update.
Nice recipe &amp; great photos. This looks a lot like the banana cake recipe from the Edmonds cookbook (a NZ, and possibly Oz, standard). We chuck old bananas in the freezer and haul them out when we've got enough to make 2 loaves, good way of making sure of never wasting overripe bananas!
So where Do I Put the baking Soda
Whoops! Mix the baking soda, salt and flour together. Forgot that part. :) <br /> <br />Then you add that mix into the wet ingredients.
My grandmother used to mix some extra butter and brown sugar and sprinkle it on top for a kind of like an apple crisp topping. Not sure how she did this but it made a kind of sweet crust.
Is it possible to add chocolate in the middlr
That looks amazing I am going to make it right now I am a massive fan
Looks delicious! Glad to know I'm not the only one who enjoys banana bread sans nuts!
125 g butter how much is that on cups and is it one teaspoon of baking power of 1/2?
It will be 1/2 cup + one tablespoon. :) And one teaspoon of baking soda.
Awesome and delicious!!!! :-)
That looks sooo good :). Thanks Jessy
ummmmm! Now that looks good!
nice... can we do it without the eggs..?
Most likely. It seems like a pretty forgiving recipe - I bet you use applesauce or flax feed as an egg replacer! Might just need to add more baking soda. :)
thank you... will try without the eggs...

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