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Cardamom Banana Bread

Heather Parryrecipe, bread, banana
Cardamom Banana Bread

Banana bread. One of the cheapest, easiest, most singularly satisfying things that you can make in your oven.

You’ll need:
(makes 1 loaf)
2 cups plain flour
1 cup brown sugar
3 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
6 cardamom pods, shelled and ground
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
2/3 cup coconut oil

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 F) and grease a loaf pan or line it with baking paper
Sift together the flour and sugar, then stir in the baking powder, cardamom, baking soda and salt
In a smaller bowl, stir (or blend) together the coconut oil, vanilla essence and mashed banana
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until just combined
Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and drop it onto the counter top a few times to even it out and get rid of bubbles
Bake for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Do NOT bring it out of the oven until a skewer right in the centre comes out clean. The mixture needs time to cook through, and depending on where you are in the world and the state of the oven, this might be longer than 50 minutes
Turn out onto a cooling rack and leave it until it’s properly cooled