Monday, March 4, 2013

Emotional eating .....

Well, we have already got off to a cracker of a start this week with me already indulging in some 'recreational emotional eating' - this is of course a technical term made up by well, me.
Nothing hits the spot like Donna Hay's blueberry and banana bread and this afternoon I have had one mother of a piece with lashings of butter - divine. It is delicious in the morning with a good cup of coffee and equally as satisfying in the afternoon with a relaxing cup of tea. I figure I could have 'downed' a couple of tim tams or made a sneaky trip via a McDonald's (would I do that?) drive thru, but baking is a far healthier option isn't it? ;)

banana and blueberry bread ...

3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups of self raising flour
1/2 cup of plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
150g blueberries

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius. Place the mashed banana, eggs, sugar, buttermilk and oil in a bowl and whisk until combined. Sift the flours, baking powder and cinnamon in a separate bowl. Add the banana mixture and blueberries to the dry mixture and mix until just combined. Pour into a lightly oiled and base lined loaf tin. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Serve the bread warm, cut into thick pieces or toasted until golden.
I bet you go back for seconds - you will not be able to help yourself! Here is a little someone eyeing off his piece of banana-ree goodness ... He is good enough to eat :)
Enjoy your week friends .... x


  1. Looks delish, Wee. Sounds like a great recipe! xR

  2. Looks and sounds fantastic Kate, especially the way you describe it. I have a few bananas going brown at the moment so may have to make this very soon! Hope the little one enjoyed his slice.

  3. Just checking in to say hi! Your blueberry and banana bread is still making me hungry..hope all is well. Catherine :)

    1. Thanks Catherine... All good now but have been busy with selling the house! You are a gem for thinking of me. What have you got planned for Easter? Your crepes looked scrumptious by the way :)