We all love banana bread. It’s bizarrely one of those foods that can pass as breakfast, lunch, a snack, dinner or dessert – but hey, we’re not complaining! Whether you love it toasted and drowning in butter, or topped with fruit, we’ve got the perfect recipe for you to try…
- 100ml OGGS Aquafaba
- 125ml sunflower oil
- 80ml dairy-free milk* or milk
- 1 tsp lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
- 3 medium spotty bananas
- 220g self-raising flour
- 30g rolled oats (optional)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 100g caster sugar
- 60g light or dark brown sugar
*We love almond or oat milk in this recipe, but all types of milk will work.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4 (160°C if using a fan oven) and line a loaf tin (21cm x 11cm) with baking paper.
- Pour your OGGS Aquafaba into a clean bowl and whisk using an electric hand whisk. After a couple of minutes of whisking it’ll thicken to form soft peaks and will leave a trail when the whisks are lifted. Add the remaining wet ingredients and continue mixing until everything combines together.
- Using the back of a fork, mash the bananas onto a chopping board/plate and pop them into the wet mixture and keep stirring with a large spoon until it’s smooth
- In a separate bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together, then gently fold them into the wet mixture in three stages.
- Spoon the mixture into your lined loaf tin and bake for 50-60 minutes. We know, it’s relatively long, but it’s the price we pay for a good banana bread. The bread should then be golden and have risen well. If you’re not 100% sure whether or not the bread is fully cooked, don’t hesitate to simply slot a small knife into the centre of the cake, and if it comes out clean – it’s go time!
- Banana bread can be jazzed up in loads of ways. We suggest popping 100g blueberries- fresh or frozen- tossed in a tbsp plain flour. This will stop them from sinking.
- If you’re not 100% sure whether or not the bread is fully cooked, don’t hesitate to simply slot a small knife into the centre of the cake, and if it comes out clean –
- Leftovers? Banana Bread French toast… we’ll leave that there.