If you are new to cooking and on a tight budget (who isn’t?) then Jack Monroe’s book ‘A Girl Called Jack’ is THE recipe book!
I’ve always thought that good food recipes had to be complicated, with loads and loads of ingredients and utensils/equipment that only the experts would have.
That was until I found Jack’s book!
It’s not a Vegan book by any means, but it does have recipes that are vegan and the one’s with meat you can substitute to make it vegan.
One of my favorite recipes is this beautifully easy Banana Loaf recipe, it’s only got a few ingredients (which I like ALOT) and it’s blinkin tasty!
AND I can guarantee it will come out like this!
So you fancy making it for yourself?
Here you go then – you won’t regret it!
What you’ll need:
3 large bananas (over-ripe is the best!)
75 g oil (I used sunflower)
50 g sugar
225 g self-raising flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
What you’ll need to do:
Preheat oven to 180°C, and lightly grease a loaf tin.
Next peel your banana’s and mash them in a bowl. I kept mine a little lumpy just cos I could! Next add the oil and sugar to the banana’s and stir. Next add the flour, baking powder and cinnamon and stir well.
Once that’s done pour it all into the loaf tin and bake for approximately 30-45 minutes (depending if you have a fan over or not – mine is, so it cooks a lot quicker). Just make sure you cover if the top starts to darken too much, before the inside had been cooked – do the usual test by putting in a knife to test if it’s come out clean or not.
Once done, leave it to cool for 5 mins and then pop it onto a cooling rack to cool down completely (not before you sneak a little bit, cos if your’e like me you can’t wait to try it!)
Keep it in a cool dry place, covered and it’ll last a week! (If you don’t gobble it all down before then that is!)
Note: This beautiful loaf will be available to buy as soon as my online bakery is open (hopefully early August) – check out my Facebook Page here for updates 🙂