This sweet and delicious bread is a favorite among children. It’s super easy to make, can last for several days, and is healthy.
2 cups self-rising flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ cup caster sugar
¾ cup buttermilk
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 overripe banana, mashed
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
Extra 1 banana, sliced
- Preheat fan-forced oven to 190C/170C. Grease a loaf pan. Line base and the two longer sides with baking paper, extending paper 1cm above edges.
- Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir in sugar. Whisk buttermilk, oil, eggs, vanilla and mashed banana in a medium bowl. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture. Stir until just combined. Fold in blueberries.
- Spoon into prepared pan. Smooth top. Arrange extra banana over batter.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Turn, top-side up, onto a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.