Three Ingredient Banana Bread

Servings :

Total Time:

16 slices

2 hours 40 minutes


Banana bread 4 ripe medium bananas 1 tin sweetened condensed milk (400g /14oz tin) 2 cups (260g) self raising flour (self rising flour) Optional ingredients 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ cup (100g) milk chocolate chips or chopped nuts Optional glaze 5 tbsp hazelnut spread (Nutella) 2 tbsp milk or cream or more, as needed To decorate Chocolate buttons or chopped chocolate bar

Step 1

Put the bananas in a mixing bowl and mash really well using a fork or potato masher. Alternatively give them a good blitz in a food processor or mini chopper.

Step 2

Add the sweetened condensed milk and stir well to combine.

Step 3

Sift the flour over the bowl and mix well to create a smooth batter. Make sure that no dry pockets of flour lurk in the bottom of the bowl.

Step 4

Now add the optional ingredients (if using) – baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon.

Step 5

Fold in the chocolate chips (if using). I used milk chocolate chips but you can use whatever you like or replace them with chopped nuts etc.

Step 6

Line your slow cooker with two layers of baking paper or use a cake liner (check it fits your crock pot). Add the batter and level.

Step 7

Cover the cooker with a clean tea towel to protect the cake from condensation collecting on top and then add the lid. Cook on HIGH for two hours.

Step 8

Lift the banana bread out of the slow cooker using the overhanging paper (be careful the crock pot will be hot). As you can see the cake is risen but looks pale and uncooked on top. Carefully remove the paper from under the cake and place on the top. Flip the cake over and place back in the slow cooker top side down. Cook for a further 30 minutes on high.

Step 9

Your cake should now be cooked all the way through. Test using a skewer – it should come out clean. If the cake is still undercooked you can continue to cook for a little longer. Mine was perfectly cooked in 2 1/2 hours on HIGH.

Step 10

Cover the banana bread with chocolate glaze (optional).

Step 11

Add chocolate buttons or any decorations you like and enjoy!

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