I'm pretty sure I've spoken about my love hate relationship with brown bananas in the past, well nothing has changed I still hate a slightly spotty banana and I have a feeling Eilidh also does. Which is a shame as she would have been the perfect brown banana disposal unit.
So another banana bake is needed; something that isn't complicated, can be made in one bowl and if it drys out it must be toastable. I feel that the below banana loaf recipe ticks all of these boxes!
Eilidh and I ate most of it on our own when it was still warm... but toasted the final slice for breakfast the following morning, then covered it in a healthy spread of Almond butter. But, it would have also benefitted from a little chocolate spread. Although everything benefits from a little chocolate now and then, right?!
Nanana Bread (Eilidh favorite of all the breads, so I've named in her honour)
100grams Butter (at room temperature)
3 Brown Bananas, mashed / 1 extra for the top (optional)
200grams Wholemeal Spelt flour
2tsp Baking Powder
Preheat oven to 180degrees, grease and line the base of a loaf tin.
Using a wooden spoon cream the butter until it's pale, then add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla and honey to the mashed bananas then add to the creamed mixture and, again, mix well. Shift in the flour and baking powder into the mixture and gently fold in, be careful not to over mix. Pour into the tin, slice the optional banana in 1/2 and place on top of the mixture.
Bake for 40 minutes - if the top catches just cover with some baking paper and keep on baking! - When a knife comes clean it's done.