200g plain or wholemeal flour
100g caster sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 very ripe bananas, mashed
1tsp granulated sugar (optional)
Use a 2lb loaf tin. Serves 8.
1. Preheat oven to 180 C/Gas mark 4.
2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon. Add eggs and bananas; stir just until combined. Pour mixture into loaf tin. Sprinkle on top with granulated sugar to give a crunchy top.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes, until a skewer inserted into centre of loaf comes out clean. Turn out onto wire rack and allow to cool before slicing.