Delicious Homemade Butter and Banana Bread

This is the banana bread recipe that works the best for us – its so quick and easy and no mixer is necessary!

  • 4 over-ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup melted butter or coconut oil
  • 1 cup sugar or xylitol
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda (shallow)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 3/4 cups of refined spelt or 1 1/2 cups of wheat flour
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (375F)
  2. With a wooden spoon, mix the melted butter (or coconut oil) into the mashed bananas (* tip – melt the butter or coconut oil in the bread tin in the oven as it warms and then swirl it around to grease the tin before using the butter.)
  3. Mix in the sugar (or xylitol), egg, and vanilla.
  4. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix.
  5. Add the flour and mix.
  6. Pour mixture into greased loaf pan (should fill the pan about 3/4).
  7. Bake for 1 hour and cool on a rack before slicing.

ENJOY!

To make the butter:

  1. Find a medium sized clean glass jar (the quickest way to sterilize it if you are concerned is to put it into a moderately hot oven for 5 minutes – the lid separate not on)
  2. Fill the jar no more than half full of fresh (organic) cream. Don’t using whipping or cream that is too thick – it doesn’t shake well.
  3. Close the jar – hold with a dishcloth and shake.
  4. Take turns with whoever is close at hand . Shake for approximately 20 minutes. The cream will start to thicken and then change, then get yellow flecks in it, then the buttermilk will separate out – keep shaking until you are sure it looks like – BUTTER!
  5. Pour out the buttermilk. This you can use in place of milk in any recipe (not conventional buttermilk)
  6. Use a spatula to squish the butter and pour off any extra buttermilk that comes off.
  7. Spread your very soft butter into a dish and use immediately or leave to set at room temperature!

VERY DELICIOUS!

“But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come. ” Mark 4 v 29

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