Sunday Banana Bread

I love making this, the smell as the banana bread bakes is amazing and such a treat to eat a warm slice with an afternoon cup of tea along with the Sunday Times - luxury!

175g gluten free flour (- this time I used a mix of coconut flour and Dove's Farm gluten free plain flour but quinoa and chestnut flour work well too)

2 tsp gluten free baking powder

half tsp sea salt

half tsp ground cinnamon

125g unsalted butter, melted

75ml (5 Tbsp) pure maple syrup

2 large organic eggs

4 very ripe bananas, mashed

1 tsp vanilla extract

Pre heat oven to 170 deg C., grease and line a loaf tin (22 x 12cm)

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.  In a large bowl beat the butter with the maple syrup, add one egg at a time and then add in the mashed bananas and vanilla extract.  Fold in the flour, a third at a time.

Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake in the oven for approx 1 hour, until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.  Leave to cool for 10 mins before turning out onto a wire rack - delicious when still a little warm.