This is a great stand-by if you’ve got a friend coming round for tea and all that’s in the cupboard is six stale crackers and a half a packet of digestives leftover from the last time you made cheesecake and you’re too lazy to go to the shop. And there’s some slightly unappealing bananas lying around. It really does take ten minutes. Plus, like, 50 minutes in the oven. This makes 1 lovely loaf.

Preheat the oven to 175C and grease and line a 1lb loaf tin.

In one bowl, combine:

50g of butter, softened
2 large eggs
2 large ripe, old bananas
Half a cup of sugar

Use a potato masher to squish these ingredients together.

In another bowl, combine:

1 and 1/3 cups of plain flour
3/4 of a teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until the ingredients are blended together. You can add a bunch of crap like nuts or raisins here, but that’d be crazy.

Pour the mixture into your loaf tin and bake until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Mine took 50 minutes and it made the house smell great.

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