Baking Banana Bread


<<an entire pack of butter was unlawfully melted in the oven during this process>>

So if you don’t know, almost every time I go over to Indigo’s (da best hooman on earth) house, we cook or bake something. Our attempts at becoming master chefs haven’t always been successful, but I’d say this one turned out pretty well. Now, since she’s the greater cook than me, and I’m more comfortable holding the camera, I mostly documented everything. BUT HEY now people out there can enjoy our attempts and culinary greatness (:

I haven’t yet done a post like this, but I guess you need to start off with the recipe and ingredients :

For the cream :

  • 3/4 of a cup of butter (or 150 grams)
  • 1 whole cup of sugar

Afterwards you need to add :

  • 1.5 cups of ripe bananas -> meaning 3-4 bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 a cup of milk (buttermilk, almond milk, sour milk), and add vinegar to that
  • 1/2 of any type of nut/ chocolate chips
  • Xanthan Gum (for a gluten free recipe)

I would say the only guideline I can give you is to mix those things well, bake everything at 350ยบ F for approximately 45 minutes (:

Whilst melting butter slightly : “Great ! I burnt myself again. I’M SMART, do not worry. I’ve gotten over the pain of burning so now I’m just like ‘oh wait I’m burning myself right now let’s take it off yaaayyy’ “

Let’s begin making the thing. Because we could, we actually mixed the eggs in with the butter and sugar – so if you’d want to do that, the results are the same (:



To mix the ingredients together, we used a one of those electric mixing thingies, (I’m so bad in the kitchen woaw, wait its called a wizzer) just because we had a time limit – and also because we were kinda lazy and didn’t want to sit there mixing eggs and sugar for 3 days.

me : “Looks like a hairdryer”

indo : “It’s a hair tangler, I’ve lost hair to this machine – not this one, other ones, normally when I lose some hair, the machine breaks”



You want to stop mixing when the consistency of the mixture is doughy, which I can best describe with the name ‘kinetic sand’. When the mixture turns into kinetic sand, drop your weapons.


“Kumba yaaaahh majooooorrr – Kumbaa yaaaaa”

Now that that’s finished, you want to begin smashing your 3-4 bananas to pieces. We only used two because there weren’t really many bananas, but hey less gross squishy stuff to look at. By crushing them it makes it way easier to add to the bowl, than if it were to be chunks of it. Then as I said, you mix it in with the rest of your mixture until it reaches PERFECTION.


squidge squidge squidge squidge squidge

that looks quite gross actually

Onto the next bunch of ingredients. Those are vanilla extract, and flour. There’s no exciting way of bringing this to you, but just throw them into the bowl and mix them in with all the other stuff. Tadaaaaa.


After those come the xanthan gum, (which you only need to use of you want to make it gluten free) and baking powder. All of the pictures of us mixing everything are kind of gross – so I don’t really want to include them – ssoooooo. Go ahead and stir it again.



For the milk, we used Alpro Roasted Almond Original… milk. That’s because Indi’s family prefer to use almond milk for anything and everything. You know, I’ve never actually tasted almond milk.ย omg I’m so annoyed with myself -> any time I want to write ‘almond’ on this post, I ALWAYS end up writing ‘almost’ and having to go back ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Because Indi forgot the ‘nut’ part of the recipe, we simply used chocolate chips. We first thought that there wouldn’t be enough but, there was definitely plenty to spare. We later added some more chocolate but as far as the normal recipe goes, we definitely had enough. (chocolate is just as important as oxygen for humans)


When all of those steps are complete, you can leave the bowl aside and start preparing your oven and your baking utensils. So we used, well, I don’t know if it has a name, but one of those things you use for rectangular cakes. (pro baker thank you very much) The only thing we did was line it with the baking paper stuff and put the mixture in it. (I swear I should be Gordon Ramsey’s assistant) Aside from that, and because we still had some of the mixture left, we also made mini cupcakes.

To make the cupcakes even better, we put small squares of milk chocolate in-between two layers of the mixture, so that there would be this melted perfection in the middle once they were done.


Afterwards you just put the two trays in the oven at 350ยบ F for 45 minutes (actually if you want a different time for the cupcakes -> go right ahead), and then THEY’RE DONNEEE !





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