I have always loved bananas...it has been my favorite fruit ever since I was a child. I would eat a dozen bananas daily while cartwheeling all over the house..and maybe double that amount in my maternal grandparents home where I was introduced to the smaller variety called 'Elaichi' ... I guess that gave me the instant energy ! My Dad always reminds me of my wish, when I was asked what I wanted to eat when we were in Disney world in the midst of all the lovely fruit available at that time ... yes it was the humble banana!
I would eat bananas in custard and drink banana shake and loved toffee banana at Asian restaurants in Lagos ....but I did not eat banana bread...
So today I prepared delicious banana bread and substituted a part of the all purpose flour with oats flour. I guess one can even make it with wheat flour ...
My little sister loves banana bread ...so this one's for her!
Did you know?
Thought to have originated in Malaysia around 4000 years ago, spreading to Philippines and India where is 327 B.C. Alexander the Great's army recorded them being grown.
The banana plant is the largest herbaceous flowering plant. It's botanically a berry. It is used for cooking in some countries which may be called plantains.
A 2012 study of distance cyclists found that eating the equivalent of about 1 and 1/2 a banana every 15 minutes of a 3 hour race ,was just as keeping energy levels steady as drinking an equivalent amount of carbs and minerals from a processed sports beverage.
Freshly Baked Banana bread...
A simple recipe for busy days....
2 ripe bananas- see that they are overly ripe
1/3 cup melted butter
1 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup of caster sugar
1 large egg , beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup oats flour
1. Preheat the oven to 175 deg centigrade. Grease a loaf pan .
2. In a mixing bowl , mash the bananas with a fork till smooth. Stir in the melted butter.
3.Mid the baking soda and salt.
4. Stir in the sugar , beaten egg and vanilla extract.
5. Mix the flours into a batter.
6. Pour into the loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes .Please check by pricking with a toothpick , it should come out clear.
7. Cool and slice . Enjoy with ice cream , custard or just as is!
Delicious as is...