25 May 2015

#BakingWithButton Banana Bread | Recipe + Photos

#BakingWithButton Banana Bread by youtube beauty guru Essie Button

#BakingWithButton Banana Bread by youtube beauty guru Essie Button
#BakingWithButton Banana Bread by youtube beauty guru Essie Button

#BakingWithButton Banana Bread by youtube beauty guru Essie Button

#BakingWithButton Banana Bread by youtube beauty guru Essie Button

#BakingWithButton Banana Bread by youtube beauty guru Essie Button

With boredom hitting me hard, I decided to watch a bit of youtube videos and stumbled across Essie Button's video of her making her infamous Banana Bread. Feeling inspired, I headed to the kitchen,  laptop in hand, and started baking! 
I changed Essie's recipe a little (simply because i didn't have the right ingredients at hand) but it still ended up tasting delicious!!  I also used a regular round tin as I unfortunately didn't have a bread tin at home, but after this I will be sure to buy one and make this again sometime soon!
I think with the right ingredients (and tin) this would taste even better. 
*I did have vanilla extract but I forgot to include it in the picture above!

I jotted down the recipe for you to have a go yourself as I don't think Essie has a written recipe in the description box of her video, which you can check out here

Essie Button's Recipe

 2 cups Flour (I used wholemeal)
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
3-4 ripe Bananas
3/4 a stick of Butter
1 cup Brown Sugar (I used Golden Caster Sugar)

My Version (Halved & with some ingredients substituted)

1 cup Wholemeal Flour (with a little Self-Raising Flour added to the mix)
1/2 egg
(just over) 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
(just over) 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
pinch of Salt (1/8 tsp salt)
1/4 cup Milk
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 - 2 Bananas
1/3 stick of Butter
1/2 cup Golden Caster Sugar


  1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. In a bowl, add milk and baking soda to the bananas, and mash together until you get your desired consistency (Essie leaves in large chunks, whilst I like it a little more on the smooth side)
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and butter.
  4. Add the egg, vanilla and the banana mixture from previously and continue whisking.
  5. Slowly add the flour, salt and baking powder until it is all mixed well (try not to over-mix if you like the banana bits chunky)
  6. Grease the baking tin using butter or margarine, and pour your mixture in.
  7. Add a topping of your choice if you wish (chocolate chips or walnuts).
  8. Pop the tin in the oven for 60-70 minutes, but do keep an eye on it throughout. 
  9. Once finished leave to cool for about 10-20 minutes, then tuck in!

I think I may have overcooked mine by a few minutes, but I absolutely loved how soft and moist it turned out to be. By substituting the plain flour for wholemeal flour also meant that the bread would turn out more dense rather than soft, but I think it worked well with this recipe and would probably do the same next time. 
Overall, the actual recipe is so simple and easy to do that I would recommend anybody with an interest in baking (or eating for that matter) to try this out!
I hope Essie creates more #BakingWithButton videos in the future, I think she is just great and enjoy watching her share her recipes for us folk to try at home.

Hope you enjoyed seeing this recipe in action, I certainly enjoyed making and eating this despite changing the recipe quite a but to fit my own needs! Be sure to check out Essie's video to accompany the recipe. 

What do you think of this recipe, will you be having a go at baking this yourself?

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