The Best Banana Bread

(makes 1 | 1 hour | easy)

My mum has been making this amazing dessert for as long as I can remember, and I recently rediscovered my love for it. Super easy to make, it does not require many skills or ingredients. 

1 ¼ cup of flour – 1 cup of sugar (I tend to use a bit less) – ½ teaspoon of salt – 1 sachet baking powder/1 tsp – 3 very ripe bananas (the darker they are the better) – 1 less ripe banana – ½ cup butter – 2 eggs – dark chocolate chips (optional)

  1. In a bowl, mash up the three riper bananas with a fork, they have to remain lumpy. 
  2. In another bowl combine the butter, flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and mix well. 
  3. Beat the eggs and fold them into the mashed bananas. Add the flour mix and combine to form a lumpy mass. Do NOT over mix. 
  4. Butter the loaf mould, add the chocolate drops to the mix, and pour it all into the mould, level with a spatula. 
  5. Slice the remaining less ripe banana in half, lengthwise and place the two slices on top of the levelled cake dough. 
  6. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes at 180°C. Poke the cake with a knife after the time has passed to check if it is cooked through (if the knife comes out clean, the banana bread is ready).