Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Italian Banana Bread

Hey Guys! I have another banana bread recipe for you today (can you tell I really love it)! This recipe was requested by my husband as he has recently started a new job and he wanted this to have in his morning break! This recipe is the grown up version of my Nutella banana bread recipe. This bread would be perfect served at a brunch, breakfast or for a tasty midnight snack (it's slightly healthy too!). The recipe comes from one of my favourite recipe books Nigellisima! The woman is amazing, she produces truly fail-safe recipes full of yummy flavour! Unfortunately I don't have a picture of the bread, it usually doesn't last long enough to snap a picture.

Nigella's Italian Breakfast Banana Bread

150ml vegetable oil
3 ripe bananas
2tsps vanilla extract
a pinch of salt
2 eggs
150g caster sugar
175g plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
4 teaspoons instant espresso powder


1. Preheat oven and baking sheet to 170 degrees Celsius. Lightly oil a loaf tin.

2. Blend bananas with vanilla extract and salt, then beat in the oil. Beat in the eggs one by one and then beat in sugar.

3. Mix flour, bicarb and espresso powder. Beat these into batter.

4.Put batter in loaf tin and put in oven for 50-60 mins or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.

5. Try and leave it to cool before digging in, if you can wait that long :).

This is such a yummy recipe and the addition of the coffee gives it an almost chocolately taste. Yum Yum! I hope you give this a wee try and if you know of any other yummy Nigella baking recipes please let me know :). I will leave you today with another picture of my wedding (last one, I promise!). Can't believe it was a whole 2 months ago...
(This is me and my two sisters, this photo is courtesy of our lovely florist, Ma Fleur!)

Love Rachael xx.