Banana Bread Recipe

There are strong Portuguese and Arabic influences in Mozambique cuisine. Mozambique became a Portuguese colony from the early 15th century and remained one, until 1975 when Mozambique declared its independence.

Below is a traditional Portuguese recipe of Banana Cake. 

  • 2 medium Bananas 
  • 3 Eggs 
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 
  • 100g of butter at room temperature 
  • 125g granulated sugar 
  • 175g of all purpose flour 
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder. 

Smash the bananas with a fork. Then beat the sugar, butter and the eggs until obtain a smooth and even mixture. Add the smashed banana, honey, vanilla extract and mix for 3 to 4 minutes until all mixed thoroughly . Reduce the mixer speed too low, add the flour and the baking powder and beat until the mixture . Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake about 40 minutes. Turn off the oven and unmold the cake. Let cool completely and serve with a hot cup of coffee.