Don't let this easy banana bread fool you. It's a simple one-bowl loaf situation, but it's got so much going for it. It's moist, it's healthy-ish and it's got a boatload of chocolate chunks and a light dusting of demerara sugar. And as always... everything is available from... you guessed it- Aldi UK. Because budgets and one-stop shops and why pay more when you don't have to!
Easy 1 Bowl Banana Bread
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Okay. Banana bread can get a bad rap sometimes (a lot of the time). It's only made when you've got no other option for those bananas that have been sitting in your kitchen for 9 weeks and counting.
The bananas that you've told yourself you'll have as a healthy snack. But let's be honest... healthy snack time never comes, does it? What we need is for bananas to actually just start out as banana bread, right?!
But not to worry. There is only 1 hour and a few simple ingredients that stand between you and this absolutely more-ish, "just can't quit" banana bread.
So, let's get straight to the ingredient's list and the how-to and you'll be on your way to working your magic on those "way past they're prime" bananas.
Ingredients you'll need to make Easy Banana Bread
- Plain flour
- Caster sugar (or granulated)
- Baking Powder
- Full Fat Greek Yogurt
- Vegetable oil
Optional Ingredients- Cinnamon, walnuts, pecan, raisins, sultanas or any other dried fruit.
How to Make Easy Banana Bread Step By Step
- Add your eggs, sugars, banana, yoghurt and butter to a medium bowl.
- Sift the flour, bicarb and salt straight into the bowl over the egg mixture. This is how we avoid using more than one bowl!
- Stir in the chocolate chunks and any of the optional extras you may want to add. Mix gently, then pour into the prepared tin.
- Split the third banana lengthwise and place it on the top of the banana loaf. Sprinkle with the extra chocolate chunks and bake for about 40 minutes. You can sprinkle some demerara sugar on just before baking for that crunchy texture.
And as if all that isn't enough to have you buying overripe bananas, let me tempt you further.
Top 5 Reasons to make this 1 Bowl Chocolate Chunk Easy Banana Bread
- It uses only 1 bowl!
- It's extra moist because of the vegetable oil and Greek yoghurt
- It's the easiest banana bread on the internet!
- There's chocolate in it!
- It is hugely customisable by adding in nuts or other dried fruit.
How to keep the banana cake moist
- Make sure that the banana bread is wrapped tightly in foil and or cling film. I know we're all trying to move away from plastic use so this beeswax wrap from Amazon may be just the ticket.
- Place the wrapped banana bread in an airtight container.
- Keeping the cake/bread in the fridge also helps to keep it fresh for about a week. But let's be honest... we've all eaten banana bread that's been in the fridge longer than that!
- If you find your banana bread gets a little dry, then warm it gently in a 130ºc oven for a few minutes and schmeer with butter!
Can this bread be made in a cake tin?
Of course, it can! To make this banana bread in a cake tin, follow the exact directions, but use an 8 inch (20cm) springform or round tin. You may need to reduce cooking time by a few minutes, but don't reduce the temperature.
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An easy one bowl banana bread that’s got everything going for it. Super moist, full of chocolate, and everything is available from Aldi UK.
- 5 tablespoons butter melted and cooled
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 100g caster sugar
- 100g brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 very ripe bananas See note 1
- 65g Greek yogurt (full fat)
- 360g flour (sifted)
- 1 ½ teaspoons bicarb of soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 200g chocolate chips or chocolate chunks reserve 2 tablespoons for sprinkling on top
- Preheat the oven to 180c and grease and line a 2lb (500g) loaf tin.
- In a small sauce pan over a medium heat, melt the butter and set aside to cool.
- In a medium mixing bowl, pour the vegetable oil, both the sugars and the eggs. Add the bananas (break them up into chunks), melted and cooled butter and the Greek yogurt. Mix well with a fork or a wooden spoon.
- Sift the flour directly into the bowl and stir in the bicarb and the salt. Mix until just combined. Add the chocolate chunks and mix once more.
- Pour the banana mix into the lined loaf tin and top with the third banana split lengthwise. Scatter with the remaining chocolate chunks and bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until the cake is cooked and a skewer comes out with only a couple of moist crumbs.
This recipe only uses 2 bananas in the cake and the other banana gets split lengthways so and placed on the top of the cake before baking.
- Category: Easy Baking
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: British
Keywords: easy dessert, loaf cake, bananas
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