Bananas are one of those items that we ALWAYS seem to have more of than we actually need. In fact I can safely say there is always at least two or three of them sitting in our fruit bowl. While most of the time they are eaten before they start to turn brown and go soft, I do get a little excited when I see a few brown bananas in the fruit bowl as it means I can do some baking!
This recipe is adapted for the Thermomix from Donna Hay’s Simple Banana Bread recipe in her book ‘No Time to Cook’. It’s been our go to banana bread recipe for the past few years as it really is easy to make and works every time, so it only made sense to convert it to a Thermomix Banana Bread recipe!!
This banana bread can be enjoyed warm or lightly toasted with butter and cream cheese or it also tastes great when eaten at room temperature. You can also freeze any leftovers (that is if you can resist eating it all!) for up to one month.
If you would like to try a similar recipe just in a cake version, remember to check out our recipe on Thermomix Banana Cake here!
Because it’s freezer friendly I like to have a few pieces cut and stored in the freezer for those times when I’m craving something sweet and have no energy to make anything. It also makes a great treat for the kids and would be great in their lunchbox as an occasional treat.
Do you always have bananas in your fruit bowl too?
Thermomix Banana Bread
- 220 g of plain flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 75 g of caster sugar
- 110 g of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 125 grams coconut oil
- 3 soft and brown medium sized bananas
Preheat your oven to 160 degrees and lightly grease a large loaf tin.
Place the plain flour, baking powder and cinnamon into your Thermomix bowl. Blitz 3/4 times on .5sec turbo to sift the ingredients together. Transfer to a separate bowl and set aside until needed.
Add the eggs, oil, vanilla extract and bananas (which have been cut into quarters into your Thermomix bowl. Mix for 15 seconds on speed 6 to combine. You may need to mix for longer depending on how ripe your bananas are.
Add the sifted ingredients along with the sugar to your Thermomix bowl and mix for 10 seconds on speed 5. Scrape down the sides of your Thermomix bowl and mix for a further 5 seconds on speed 5.
Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 55 minutes or until the banana bread is golden on top and cooked through when tested with a skewer