Covid-19 Quarantine Activities;10 Easy Steps to Banana Bread
Updated: May 1
I understand that there are many banana bread recipes out there and that banana bread isn't anything out of this world but I'm stuck at home thanks to the Covid-19 quarantine in Madrid and have whipped up a delicious treat about which I also have time to write so here we are.
I'm no Jamie Oliver in the kitchen but even still, this tasted delicious, didn't take very long and didn't cause a big mess in the kitchen. I'd like to dedicate this banana bread recipe to those stuck in quarantine looking to bake something easy.
Let's start with ingredients. As I said, I'm no Jaime Oliver and even though I will give you the quantities of each ingredient, I wouldn't stress about getting them exact. I normally free-pour everything into the bowl anyway.
I also can't say for how many people this banana bread is ... that would depend on how much you think is appropriate for one person to each in one night. You will see the size of it at the end anyway and that should give you an idea. Ok let's get started.
Covid-19 Quarantine Banana (and chocolate and walnut) Bread Ingredients
4 ripe bananas
2 standard cups of flour
8 tablespoons of butter
1/2 cup of milk
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of sugar
Chocolate chips or cut up chocolate
Fork or mixer
Covid-19 Quarantine Banana (and chocolate and walnut) Bread Steps
1. Line the baking tray with baking paper. Pre-heat the oven at 180° Celsius.
2. Cut up the walnuts and the chocolate if you don't have chocolate chips (I had a block of chocolate).
2. Melt the butter in the microwave or on the stove.
3. When the butter is ready, pour it into the bowl, add the sugar and mix.
4. Add the eggs and milk into the bowl. Mix.
5. Peel the bananas and mash them in. I used a fork to mash them a little bit (not completely because I wanted chunks of banana in there).
6. Add the baking soda, salt and flour. Mix well with your fork or mixer.
7. Mix in the chocolate and walnuts.
Optional: Save some to put on the top before putting it in the oven.
8. Pour the mixture into the baking tray and add the rest of the chocolate and walnuts on top (if you saved some).
9. Pop it in the oven! Baking time depends on each oven and the thickness of the bread itself. As you can see, because I had a large tray, the bread was "thinner" so it was ready in 20 minutes. So it doesn't burn, I would set a timer for 20 minutes to check it and then make a decision to keep it in for longer or take it out.
10. Enjoy and try to not eat it all in one night :)