Is there a more iconic and delicious match than a cup of coffee and a piece of warm banana bread? It's such a classic combination, loved by many and certainly a favourite in my tribe. 

I've been experiementing with combining my love of coffee with my love for cooking. Would it possibly work to actually put coffee into the banana bread? Could it work? Well the answer is yes, it works, it is delicious and the best part is I don't need to share it with my kids; because giving young children caffeine isn't a good idea. Said every sleep deprived parent ever. 

So here I give you an adults only banana bread. Perfect for most parents (lets be honest none of us sleep & need all the caffeine we can get), co-workers on a Monday, or for a little afternoon pick me up. A delicious treat with a subtle Black Sheep coffee hit.  

 See REALLY black/brown bananas. I only had two but I recommend using three for that extra banana taste. 

See REALLY black/brown bananas. I only had two but I recommend using three for that extra banana taste. 

What you need: 

  • Three overripe bananas (the browner /blacker the better)
  • 350 g Plain flour or wholemeal plain flour
  • Three eggs
  • 150 grams of butter
  • 150 grams of raw sugar or caster sugar 
  • Bicarb Soda
  • Salt
  • 90ml BlackSheep Coffee 
  • Tablespoon natural yogurt
  • Splash of milk 

What to do: 

If using raw sugar, mix the hot coffee with the sugar, so the sugar dissolves. 

Beat the butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla together and slowly add the coffee sugar mixture. Add in yogurt and a splash of milk if mixture seems to thick. 

Add flour, salt, bicarb and gentle fold mixture together. 

Pour into prepared backing tray and bake for 40-45mins until your house smells like divine banana bread and coffee. You can also check if the adults only banana bread is cooked by sticking a knife into the middle. 

Best enjoyed straight out of the oven with a thick layer of butter and a side of our favourite coffee. 

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