It's Cold Outside - Make This Banana Bread - Go Back to Bed

It's cold outside this morning with a whisper of snow on the ground - we're staying in bed drinking coffee and watching When Harry Met Sally - NOBODY is leaving the house for a while - so, here's a quick bread recipe that you can have in under an hour, using old bananas, along with a few pantry items and some stuff from the fridge - the house smells incredible, we're sniggled up warm and content on this cold April morning - you should be too

The Stuff

  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • zest and juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 4 mushy bananas
  • 1 tsp Grand Marnier or orange liqueur

The Technique

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all dry ingredients (sans brown sugar) together in a bowl. Set aside. 

  2. Mix bananas in separate bowl. Melt butter and add to bananas then stir to combine. Add egg, orange liqueur and brown sugar. Stir to combine. 

  3. Gently add dry ingredients to wet. Stop - Do not over mix! Once combined, carefully fold in blueberries and lemon zest. 

  4. Butter a loaf pan, add batter, top with a few more blueberries. Bake for 50 minutes, or until knife comes clean.

  5. Allow to  cool in the pan for 10 minutes - turn out - slice, smear with butter, go back to bed.

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