Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Easy Peasie (With Lemon Squeezie) Banana Bread

Getting my "good mother" badge today making something with the Short People's favorite fruit. ;)  No, seriously... if Lily were given free access she'd have 3-4 a day easy and La isn't much higher on the self-regulation scale!

1 cup very ripe banana, mashed up
3/4 cup sugar
1.5 tablespoons golden syrup
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
1/3 cup vanilla bliss non-dairy milk (yummmm... evil and sugary but so vanillaliscious)
6 tablespoons hot water
a good solid squeeze off of half a lemon or thereabouts
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp bicarb
3/4 tsp salt
dash each of cinnamon and nutmeg, more if it's your pleasure

Set oven to preheat at 180C.  Mash banana in a medium bowl till it's smoothish... don't worry if it's not blender perfect, you just call it "rustic home-style" and pretend that was your intent - it's half the charm of a loaf anyway.  Add in sugar and beat.  Add in wet ingredients - golden syrup, vanilla, sunflower oil, vanilla bliss, hot water and lemon juice and mix.  Add in the dry ingredients - flour, bicarb, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Mix to incorporate, tip into a greased loaf tin and pop in the oven.  Set timer for 55 mins or until the crust is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.  Stand guard while it cools enough small fingers won't burn, tip out, slice and distract the 6 year old with a nose like a bloodhound long enough to have at least one slice on your own.

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