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Classic Banana Bread

Classic Banana Bread

2 hrs total time

20 mins active time

Easy

Makes 1 loaf

Ingredients


Measurements:

  • 1½ cups (12 oz) mashed overripe bananas

    plus 1 firm ripe medium banana, extra

  • 1 cup (7 oz) light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup (2¾ oz) grapeseed oil

    plus extra for greasing

  • ⅓ cup (2¾ oz) milk
  • 1¾ cups (9 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp flaky sea salt

    crushed

  • 2 tsp pure maple syrup

    for brushing

Instructions

  • 1Grease and line a 8½ x 4½ inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • 2Insert the wire rack into the middle shelf position. Preheat the oven. Select BAKE/CONVECTION/325°F/1 hour 20 minutes and press start.
  • 3Place the mashed banana, sugar, eggs, oil and milk in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  • 4Sift the flour and baking powder together over the banana mixture. Add the salt and stir gently to combine.
  • 5Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
  • 6Slice the extra banana in half lengthways, peel and place cut-side-up on the batter. Brush the banana with the maple syrup.
  • 7Once preheated, put the banana bread in the oven and bake for 1 hour 20 minutes until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Don't insert the skewer into any of the cracks as this will give an inaccurate reading.
  • 8Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack.
  • 9Slice and serve warm with butter.
    Tip: You will need about 3 large overripe bananas for the mashed banana.