You know you want it, everyone does - that perfect, reliable great-every-time banana bread recipe....well, here it is!
- 3 large very ripe bananas (700g pulp)
- 1 tsp natural vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 egg yolk
- 120ml vegetable oil
- 180g natural yoghurt
- 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- 200g dark brown sugar
- 375g self-raising flour
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Combine the banana pulp and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat with the paddle on medium speed for 2 minutes, until smooth. Add the eggs, yolk, oil, yoghurt, spices and sugar and beat for 3 minutes.
2 Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda together, then fold into the banana mixture. Beat for 2 minutes to develop some structure in the cake. Pour into a lined medium loaf pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, until a skewer can be inserted and removed cleanly.