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Banana loaf or love?

banana loaf

Bananas get over ripe so quickly in hot weather. Every now and then a bunch of bananas leaning toward a shade of black, I know it’s time for a banana bread.

banana loaf

After trying so many recipes, adding nuts, spices, chocolate chips or even cream cheese frosting, still this simple classic recipe is my favorite one, making me wish my bananas get over ripe with no regrets.

banana loaf

The more ripe the bananas are, the more precious. Dark bananas are black gold! They give you this deep intense caramel flavor especially with the brown sugar. So to do this we need:

  • 4 slightly over ripe bananas
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour

Preheat oven (180°C). In a mixing bowl combine mashed bananas ( simply with a fork when really ripe), oil, egg, vanilla and mix.

Then add sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix all to finally toss in the flour and combine.

Pour the batter in a greased and floured baking pan (10″) and bake for 45- 50 minutes. Start checking from minute 40 until a wooden pick comes out clean.

Allow to cool before removing from pan!

banana loaf

Whether for breakfast or afternoon snack, this is your ticket for anytime of the day. All the family favor this banana loaf  ve.

banana loaf

If you wish for individual parcels, just bake it in the muffin tray and enjoy!

banana loaf

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banana cake

banana cakeI am sure if you have kids, means you always have a lot of bananas at home!

Bananas get ripe quickly especially in Doha it’s too hot! Whenever I see some getting too ripe I use them for cake. I tried too many recipes and this one came out the best. Why? because it’s not too sweet, it allows me to use chocolate. I love to pair bananas with chocolate! This cake is a pleasure to make!


  • 200g flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 100g toasted walnut
  • 5-6 bananas (500g)
  • 125g butter
  • 125g brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • a pinch of salt

Toast the walnut in the oven for 5 mins and keep aside to cool while preparing the batter.

Cream the butter and the sugar in a processor or by hand then add the eggs one by one. Chop the walnut medium size and add it with the mashed bananas to the batter, usually I mash them with a fork when too ripe.

Mix well and start to sift in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix everything together until you have a nice smooth batter.

Preheat the oven to 170°C and bake for almost an hour in the middle shelf. Test the cake by poking a skewer into the middle, if the skewer comes out clean, it means your cake is ready.

It’s up to you if you want to add chocolate syrup. I melt 200 g of dark chocolate with 1 tsp of vanilla in a bowl and that’s it.

Now the fun part for my baby is when i prepare for him the banana skewers to eat with the cake. it’s a nice way to decorate the cake and please your kids.

I am sure you will get a lot of smiles and mmmm and yumms when you serve this cake