Everybody needs a good banana bread recipe for when you have a few black bananas needing used up. This is ours - a really simple recipe that kids will love.
soft brown sugar
bicarbonate of soda
Preheat the oven to 170C and grease a 23x13 baking tin with butter and dust with flour.
Mix the sugar and eggs together
Measure the sugar into a small bowl then pop it into a mixing bowl or freestanding mixer. Crack the eggs into a small bowl. Once you’ve got rid of any shell, pop them in the mixer.
Give everything a mix using a paddle attachment, (or if you don’t have a mixer use a couple of wooden spoons or a hand held mixer) until its well incorporated.
Add the bananas
Peel and mash the bananas then mix them into the sugar and egg mixture.
Add the dry ingredients
Measure the flour out into a bowl. Add the bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, cinnamon and ginger.
Mix everything together until it everything is well incorporated into the eggs and sugar.
Add the butter and raisins
Melt the butter in a small saucepan, and then add it into your mixture. Throw in the raisins before giving it one final mix.
Cook the loaf
Pour the mixture into your prepared baking tin. Bake for around 1 hour. It’s cooked when it is firm to touch and a skewer or sharp knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Leave to cook in the tin slightly, before turning out to cool completely on a wire rack.