How to Make Banana Bread in a Bread Maker Machine
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 2 hours 40 min
Ready in: 2 hours 50 min
Yields: One loaf
If you are looking for a healthy snack why not try making banana bread in a bread maker. Warm banana bread tastes delicious on its own, or for a treat, you may slap on some butter or a chocolate spread.
Banana bread may be served at tea time or at breakfast although there is no rule as to when you may eat it. This banana bread recipe turns out really well in a bread maker and its a great way to to get rid of overripe bananas sitting in the bowl. In our family nobody touches bananas if the skin has any sign of black. I guess we all worry that they are spoiled. So rather then wasting them, into the bread maker they go.
- 3 large bananas. (The riper the better and the less sugar you will need)
- 8 tablespoons of sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups plain flour (you may also substitute the flour partially with wholemeal flour)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon (I sometimes up this to 1 teaspoon since we all love the taste of it)
- a handful of chopped walnuts (optional)
In a large flat plate, mash the bananas with a fork and add the sugar. The sugar will blend in very well making the mixture smooth. Put in the greased bread maker. Add the eggs, sieved flour and the other dry ingredients. Set onto a medium setting. I use a setting that takes 2hours 40 minutes to bake! Enjoy!
Banana bread freezes very well so if you do not go through the whole loaf freeze some! I put the whole loaf in the freezer for about 20 minutes, then I take it out and slice it. That way, I create cleaner slices. Then I freeze each portion seperately. When I feel like eating some, I simply reheat in microwave for a few seconds.