Healthy treat, recommended

Banana bread with a touch of Cinnamon

Hi guys. I am back again with another edition of iBake. Baking has always been another hobby of mine. 

Been baking at an early age.

My first attempt at baking sausage roll….. hmmmm lets just say concrete for building was no match for my sausage roll. πŸ™‚

But that was way back, I never gave up that day I continued until I got it right.  I even proceed to bake my mum’s birthday cake the year after! Whoop πŸ™‚ 

 Banana bread has its own health benefits and its recommended if you want to have low fat treats at home.

Lets begin 


  •  3 ripe medium sized Bananas
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder 
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda 
  • 1/2 cup of butter 
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt 
  • 1 teaspoon of Lemon (optional) 
  • 2 tablespoon of Vanilla extract 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1/2 a cup of honey or demerara sugar 
  • 2 cups of Wholewheat flour 
  • 1 tablespoon of Cinnamon 
  • 1 cup of Buttermilk* (see note below)


  •  baking loaf tin 
  • Wooden spoon
  • Mixing bowl 
  • Masher 
  • Plastic baking spatula 

Prep time: 10 minutes

Baking time: 1 hour


Preheat the oven to about 180 degree’s. 

 Butter the pan and set aside. 

Peel and cut the banana.  Add it into a bowl and mash. 

Next add the lemon juice. 

 In another bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Mix until the mixture is all combined. 

In another bowl, add the butter (room temperature) and sugar and mix until smooth and creamy. 

Pour in the beaten eggs, vanilla extract and buttermilk. 

Mix until well combined.Then add the banana mixture. Combine  until well incorporated.


inally add the flour mixture. Add it gradually and mix slowly until all the flour has been used up.  

Mix a few times (3 to 5 times) to ensure its all combined and then stop! 

If you continue to overmix it, you banana bread will come out dry! 😦 

Pop it in the oven and bake for 1 hour 5 minutes. 

Please leave the bread to bake. Do not open the door until after the timer has gone off or else it will rise and collapse. (You can however check after 45 minutes, inseet a toothpick. If it comes out clean, then its done, it is comes out sort of sticky, leave it to bake for the full hour

Remove from the oven. Allow it to cool down for 10 minutes before removing from the pan. 

After removing frim the pan, place in a cooling rack. 

Slice and enjoy with a nice cup of tea. 
 Well done πŸ™‚
 * if you don’t have buttermilk at home, not to worry. Simply measure 1 cup of milk and add either 1 tablespoon of Lemon or vinegar to the milk. Mix together and let it sit for about 15 minutes. There you have it. Homemade buttermilk πŸ™‚ 

 Thats it from me. 

 Pictures below. 

 Love Duchess O




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