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Banana and Cinnamon Sugar Swirled Bread.

Banana and Cinnamon Sugar Swirled Bread.

Be prepared to fill your kitchen with the most wonderful aroma with this unusual take on banana bread.
 
What do you do when you have a bunch of overly ripe bananas? Make banana bread of course!
 
This recipe is simply delicious and easy too. It is moist, wonderfully soft yet still sofilling that a chunky slice will leave you feeling satisfied.
 
My family and I have been enjoying it so much that I had to make another loaf just a day after baking the first. This banana bread is great for breakfast or as an afternoon snack, especially when smothered in butter.
 
Emma x
 
Ingredients:
  • Loaf/Bread
  • 3 Bananas (very ripe)
  • Self-raising flour 300gr
  • Brown sugar 180gr
  • Unsalted butter 120gr
  • Cinnamon 3teaspoons
  • Pinch of dried ginger
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • Brown sugar 40gr
  • Dried cinnamon 2 teaspoons
  • (mix together and leave aside for the swirl and topping)
 
Method:
  • Pre-heat oven to 160 degrees
  • Line a normal sized loaf tin with greaseproof paper
  • Sieve flour into a large bowl with cinnamon and leave aside
  • Melt butter and add into separate bowl with brown sugar
  • Whisk butter and sugar until well mixed
  • Add chopped bananas into bowl with sugar and butter
  • Whisk again till well combined (bananas should be in tiny pieces)
  • Take bowl of banana/sugar/butter mix and add into bowl with flour and cinnamon, fold into each other slowly
  • Once well folded add some of the mixture into the lined loaf tin stopping to add a small amount of the cinnamon sugar mix you prepared earlier and swirl before adding more mixture.
  • Repeat about 3 times before topping off with more cinnamon sugar and a small pinch of ginger (if you like)
  • Pop into oven and leave for 45 mins, take out and test with a skewer (if it runs out clear the cake is ready) if it needs more baking time return to oven for another 5/10minutes and by then your bread should be perfect!
  • Leave to cool on a wire rack before serving and Enjoy!
Tips: 
Add more or less cinnamon depending on your own tastes, I add more as I love it but test it out and see what you like best!

Use the ripest of bananas as it really does affect the taste and the combination of flavours.

You can add nuts, fruit or chocolate to this recipe and don’t be afraid to play around with flavours.