This is one the whole family will love. I also find it a great option to take for play dates. Breakfast, lunch or treat.
Melted low-fat dairy spread, to grease
265g (1 3/4 cups) self-raising flour
40g (1/4 cup) plain flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
140g (2/3 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar
2 overripe medium bananas, mashed (Frozen are great to use)
1 banana to pop on top
2 eggs, lightly whisked
125ml (1/2 cup) skim milk
50g butter, melted, cooled
Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Brush an 11 x 21cm (base measurement) loaf pan with melted dairy spread to lightly grease. Line the base and 2 opposite sides with non-stick baking paper, allowing it to overhang.
Step 2 Sift the combined flours and cinnamon into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar and make a well in the centre. Mash bananas in a medium bowl. Add the eggs, milk, and melted butter, and stir until well combined. Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the surface. Slice banana and place along the top.
Step 3 Bake in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from oven and set aside in the pan for 5 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into slices to serve.