Ha! Yes, yes, this is a joke, obviously. But I am not joking about the part where I am sharing a recipe for it. This banana bread is also made with delicious dates and roasted hazelnuts.
I made this recipe before going on holidays (staycation) and since then, a flurry of more banana bread recipes have shown up on the internet.
There are plenty of other delicious recipes on this blog. If you like one but don't have all the ingredients at home right now, reach out in the comments and I can try and help you with ideas for swapping to something else.
For obvious reasons, you might not have hazelnuts and dates in your pantry right now so feel free to play a bit with the recipe. Add whatever nuts or dried fruit you have around. No brown sugar? Use caster sugar. No unsalted butter? Use your regular butter, just skip the salt though.
I hope you are all staying home and safe.
For all of you working hard and taking risks to keep us healthy, safe and fed, a million thanks!
140g unsalted butter (melted and cooled down for 15 minutes - plus 5g extra butter for greasing the pan)
150g brown sugar
2 large eggs (beaten)
150g plain flour (plus extra for dusting)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
2 ripe bananas (mashed)
30g roasted hazelnuts (chopped)
4 dried dates (chopped)
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan).
Grease a loaf tin with 5g butter, dust with flour and tap the excess out.
Mix the plain flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
2. Cream the cooled melted butter with the sugar in a large baking bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one by one, mixing after each so it is well combined. Stir in the mash bananas.
3. Pour in the flour, baking powder and salt mix a bit at a time and stir the ingredients well into the wet mixture.
Fold in the chopped hazelnuts and dates.
Pour the batter into the loaf tin and smooth at the top.
4. Place on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes (or until a skewer comes out clean when checking it is cooked through).
Let the banana bread cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack.