I'm not exaggerating when I say this loaf is the best thing I've ever baked. It's pure loaf perfection. I've made some epic banana bread before, and I've even tossed in a few bluberries, but this? This is heaven.
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 tsp coarse salt
1/4 cup custard powder
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tbs greek yogurt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk (anything but skim)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3-4 very overripe small bananas, mashed (the browner the better!)
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries (frozen work better for this)
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and custard powder.
In a large bowl, combine sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, yogurt, vanilla extract, milk and butter. Mix well.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir well.
Once combined, add the bananas.
Add blueberries and stir in gently.
Pour batter into a greased loaf pan.
Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top of the loaf batter in the loaf pan.
Bake for approximately 1 hour, or until a wooden skewer poked into the centre comes out clean.
The custard powder in this recipe gives the loaf an extra dessert-y flavour, it's just decadent. If you remove that, and the bluberries, what you're left with is a fantastic banana bread, so try that, too!