The solution for this baker? Banana loaf. This is the second time I've made this, so I can vouch for it's goodness!
3 ripe bananas, peeled
1/3 cup of unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of pecans
- Preheat the oven to 175°C (350°F), and butter a loaf pan. Melt butter over medium heat in a sauce pan. Set aside to cool.
- In a mixing bowl or using your stand mixer, mash the bananas. Add in the melted butter. Mix until combined and then add in the baking soda, salt, sugar, egg, and vanilla extra. When batter is smooth and creamy, add in the flour and gently mix until combined. Don't over mix at this stage, otherwise the loaf won't be light and fluffy.
- Pour the batter into your buttered loaf pan. Top with pecans (I store mine in the fridge so they stay fresh this way). Bake for 1 hour or until a cake tester (or wooden chopstick) comes out clean after you insert it into the centre.
- Remove the loaf from oven and cool completely on a rack.
Disclaimer: We received the pecan product samples from Diamond of California. They also sent us some pistachios! There was no requirement to produce a positive review of their products. All opinions are our own.