Cinnamon Crumb Banana Loaf

Hi guys! I’ve been super super SUPER busy this past week…. what with work in Manchester and a job interview, house-sitting for my parents whilst they are living it up in Madeira, spending a lovely week with Gavin and having my two aunties and two cousins visit at the weekend.

I feel as if Wilfy and I can now breathe and relax after all this hard work, and what better way to do that, than by baking and munching on some banana bread. I totally forgot about half the stuff I bought in my shop this past week, thus I have loads of bananas left over! (YAY for me I loooooove baking with ripe bananas)

I actually turned this into my pudding by warming up some vanilla custard and smothering a huge slice.

The crumb topping is so simple, and yet manages to completely transform this banana bread. The crunchy cinnamon crust and moist banana are a match made in heaven.

Seriously, this is a good one!

Cinnamon Crumb Banana Loaf

160g caster sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla essence

115g unsalted butter, softened

120ml evaporated milk

2 overripe bananas, mashed

300g plain flour

Pinch of salt

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

For the crumb topping:

115g icing sugar

150g plain flour

60g unsalted butter, melted

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Pinch of salt

Dark chocolate

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and spray your loaf tin
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the sugar, egg and vanilla together. .Add the butter and beat until smooth
  3. Add the evaporated milk and mashed bananas
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Slowly combine the dry ingredients with the wet, making sure not to over-mix (you will end up with a dense loaf!)
  5. To make the crumb topping, combine the icing sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt and melted butter. Use your hands to create a bread crumb
  6. Spoon the loaf mixture into your loaf tin and sprinkle over the crumb topping
  7. Finely grate dark chocolate over the top and place in the oven for around 50 minutes

        

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