Just in time for the Holidays, try on the Innisfree Mineral Single Shadow in Starry Night for a glimmering look!

Innisfree Mineral Single Shadow 30 Starry Night REVIEW & SWATCHES [Korean Beauty]

Friday, December 23, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

Just in time for the Holidays, try on the Innisfree Mineral Single Shadow in Starry Night for a glimmering look!

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Spice up your K-beauty evening skincare routine with a pinch of A'pieu Fresh Mate Hydrating Basil Sleeping Mask!

A'pieu Fresh Mate Basil Sleeping Mask REVIEW [Korean Skincare]

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

Spice up your K-beauty evening skincare routine with a pinch of A'pieu Fresh Mate Hydrating Basil Sleeping Mask!

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This Christmas add Etude House My Little Nut holiday collection to your K-beauty wish list!

Etude House My Enamel Lips Talk RD309 - My Little Nut Holiday Edition [REVIEW & SWATCHES]

Monday, December 12, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

This Christmas add Etude House My Little Nut holiday collection to your K-beauty wish list!

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A clean slate is the best way to start a successful K-beauty skincare routine!

Missha The Revolution White Cure Oil Cleansing Balm REVIEW [Korean Skincare]

Sunday, December 04, 2016 Catherina F. 1 Comments

A clean slate is the best way to start a successful K-beauty skincare routine!

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This lovely F/W season add a touch of colour and nourishment into your lips with Clio Tension Lip Oil Tint!

Clio Virgin Kiss Tension Lip Oil Tint in Black Currant & Scarlet Pink [REVIEW & SWATCHES]

Monday, November 28, 2016 Catherina F. 2 Comments

This lovely F/W season add a touch of colour and nourishment into your lips with Clio Tension Lip Oil Tint!

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Add Missha's The Original Tension Pact in Intense Moisture to your everyday makeup bag for a quick fix!

Missha The Original Tension Pact Intense Moisture REVIEW & SWATCHES [K-beauty]

Wednesday, November 09, 2016 Catherina F. 1 Comments

Add Missha's The Original Tension Pact in Intense Moisture to your everyday makeup bag for a quick fix!

Missha The Original Tension Pact, Intense moisture, cushion makeup, K-beauty

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Missha's 2016 F/W Via Venezia collection will have you looking the absolute belle of the ball!

Missha Via Venezia F/W2016 Collection REVIEW - Venetian Indigo & Chilli Mousse [K-beauty]

Thursday, November 03, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

Missha's 2016 F/W Via Venezia collection will have you looking the absolute belle of the ball!

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Another week - another lippy! Just in time for Halloween - bold and gorgeous PeriPera Peri's Ink Stick in Pretty Extraction.

Korean Makeup: PeriPera Peri's Ink Pongdang Stick in Pretty Extraction [REVIEW]

Friday, October 21, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

Another week - another lippy! Just in time for Halloween - bold and gorgeous PeriPera Peri's Ink Stick in Pretty Extraction.

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Nothing lifts my spirits as a good Kbeauty haul - jump in for details of my most recent Jolse purchase!

K-beauty Haul - New Releases & Cult Favourites

Monday, October 17, 2016 Catherina F. 1 Comments

Nothing lifts my spirits as a good Kbeauty haul - jump in for details of my most recent Jolse purchase!

K-beauty Jolse Haul, korean beauty haul, scinic ampoule, korean skincare

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Nothing like the bright shades of A'pieu Satin Color Lip Pencil to lift Autumnal moods. Jump in for my review and lip swatches! ...

A'pieu Color Lip Pencil Satin in PK02 & RD04 [REVIEW & SWATCHES]

Thursday, October 13, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

Nothing like the bright shades of A'pieu Satin Color Lip Pencil to lift Autumnal moods. Jump in for my review and lip swatches!

Apieu Color Lip Pencil Satin, apieu lipstick, k-beauty, PK02, RD04

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Minty, dainty and with a dash of shine - Missha's Fitting Wear Pressed Powder in Clear Mint is the perfect addition to your makeup bag...

Missha The Style Fitting Wear Sebum-Cut Pressed Powder REVIEW [Korean Beauty]

Monday, October 10, 2016 Catherina F. 3 Comments

Minty, dainty and with a dash of shine - Missha's Fitting Wear Pressed Powder in Clear Mint is the perfect addition to your makeup bag!

Missha review, Kbeauty review, yourseoulkey, Your Seoul Key, Missha pressed powder review

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Few skincare items smell as wonderfully as the Innisfree Wine Jelly Sleeping Pack - and performs just as well.

Innisfree Wine Jelly Sleeping Pack REVIEW [Korean Skincare]

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Catherina F. 4 Comments

Few skincare items smell as wonderfully as the Innisfree Wine Jelly Sleeping Pack - and performs just as well.

Innisfree wine sleeping mask, wine mask, kbeauty review

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You think there's a witch's brew or potion for eternal youth? Perhaps the Witch Piggy Hyaluronic Acid serum?

Elizavecca Witch Piggy Hyaluronic Acid 97% Serum REVIEW [Korean Skincare]

Friday, September 23, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

You think there's a witch's brew or potion for eternal youth? Perhaps the Witch Piggy Hyaluronic Acid serum?


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Hands up - who here loves mermaids and sparkle? Me!

Korean Beauty: Aritaum Mono Eyes REVIEW & SWATCHES - Purple Jazz & Wannabe Cool

Monday, September 12, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

Hands up - who here loves mermaids and sparkle? Me!

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Jump onto my yogurt-scented cloud and let's explore the SwissPure Muesli Yogurt Pack together!

Korean Skincare - SwissPure Muesli Yogurt Mousse Pack REVIEW

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

Jump onto my yogurt-scented cloud and let's explore the SwissPure Muesli Yogurt Pack together!

SwissPure Muesli Yogurt Mousse Pack, swisspure review

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Let's talk colour - Missha Calary Girl eyeliner is the perfect 'pop' to your everyday looks!

Missha x Calary Girl Real Proof Color Fix Liner - Blue Halterneck [REVIEW & SWATCHES]

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

Let's talk colour - Missha Calary Girl eyeliner is the perfect 'pop' to your everyday looks!

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I love when aesthetics and makeup come together - the Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint is where it's at!

Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint in Shiraz Red [REVIEW & SWATCHES]

Monday, August 22, 2016 Catherina F. 2 Comments

I love when aesthetics and makeup come together - the Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint is where it's at!

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I love me some peaches - this Fruits Punch Peach Sleeping Pack is my new fruity love!

REVIEW: The Saem Fruits Punch Sleeping Pack - Peach [Korean Skincare]

Friday, August 19, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

I love me some peaches - this Fruits Punch Peach Sleeping Pack is my new fruity love!


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Ever stare at a pile of sample sachets, feeling lost? Jump in for a brilliant organising hack!

Minute Beauty - Organising Hack for Your Kbeauty Samples

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Catherina F. 3 Comments

Ever stare at a pile of sample sachets, feeling lost? Jump in for a brilliant organising hack!

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A vital step of any Korean skincare routine is cleansing. Here's my review of the SkinFood Black Sugar Deep Cleansing Balm.

Korean Skincare: SkinFood Black Sugar Deep Cleansing Balm REVIEW

Monday, August 15, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

A vital step of any Korean skincare routine is cleansing. Here's my review of the SkinFood Black Sugar Deep Cleansing Balm.

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Love Minions and red lips? Wait no longer and jump in for my review and swatches of the Dave Cushion Lip Crayon!

Korean Beauty: Missha x Minions Dave Cushion Lip Crayon [RD01] REVIEW & SWATCHES

Thursday, August 11, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

Love Minions and red lips? Wait no longer and jump in for my review and swatches of the Dave Cushion Lip Crayon!

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Missha x Minions makeup - Kbeauty at its adorable best, and here's my review for the Magic Cushion Moisture!

Korean Beauty: Missha x Minions Makeup - Magic Cushion Moisture REVIEW

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

Missha x Minions makeup - Kbeauty at its adorable best, and here's my review for the Magic Cushion Moisture!

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I cannot contain my excitement - Minions makeup! Let's look at the Magic Moisture Cushion and Cushion Lip Crayon in Dave...

Missha X Minions Makeup Collection - Magic Cushion Moisture [Stuart] & Cushion Lip Crayon [Dave]

Monday, August 08, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

I cannot contain my excitement - Minions makeup! Let's look at the Magic Moisture Cushion and Cushion Lip Crayon in Dave...

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Ready to feast your eyes on Kbeauty haul goodness? Wait no longer and jump into my post!

Massive Collective KBeauty Haul! TesterKorea - Jolse - BBcosmetic - Korea

Thursday, August 04, 2016 Catherina F. 3 Comments

Ready to feast your eyes on Kbeauty haul goodness? Wait no longer and jump into my post!

Minions Makeup, Kbeauty haul

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Love cute things? Then you NEED this Kakao Friends Mono Pop Eyes in Lovely Apeach! Jump in for my review & swatches...

REVIEW & SWATCHES: The Face Shop Kakao Friends Mono Pop Eyes #2 Lovely Apeach

Sunday, July 31, 2016 Catherina F. 2 Comments

Love cute things? Then you NEED this Kakao Friends Mono Pop Eyes in Lovely Apeach! Jump in for my review & swatches...

Lovely Apeach Mono Pop Eyes

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Battling hot weather, but still need to even out your skin? How about SwissPure Toning Radiant CC Cream - jump in for the review!

Korean Makeup: SwissPure Toning Radiant CC Cream REVIEW & SWATCHES

Friday, July 22, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

Battling hot weather, but still need to even out your skin? How about SwissPure Toning Radiant CC Cream - jump in for the review!

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Oh man, oh man am I excited! I am bringing you  The Sheet Mask Squad  July box review - a recent arrival on the subscription box scene, pa...

SheetMaskSquad Sheet Mask Subscription Box - July Box Review and General Overview

Friday, July 15, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

Oh man, oh man am I excited! I am bringing you The Sheet Mask Squad July box review - a recent arrival on the subscription box scene, packed with amazing sheet masks.

Sheet mask squad beauty box

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I think I might have a slight obsession with SwissPure Le Petit Prince edition...The Glow Wear HD Cushion was my very first purchase, and ...

Korean Beauty: SwissPure Glow Wear HD Cushion Le Petit Prince [21 Pink Ivory] REVIEW

Monday, July 11, 2016 Catherina F. 1 Comments

I think I might have a slight obsession with SwissPure Le Petit Prince edition...The Glow Wear HD Cushion was my very first purchase, and I am so happy about it!

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Ready for it to snow in summer? I know I wouldn't oppose a breath of cool air in the midst of the summer heat...

Korean Beauty: April Skin Magic Snow Cushion White SPF50+/PA+++ REVIEW & SWATCHES

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

Ready for it to snow in summer? I know I wouldn't oppose a breath of cool air in the midst of the summer heat...

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Ever wanted makeup that was plucked out from fairy tales? Wait no longer - SwissPure brought in Le Petit Prince for their makeup collectio...

Korean Beauty: SwissPure Le Petit Prince Eye Makeup Kit [Urban Bloom Rose] REVIEW & SWATCHES

Sunday, June 26, 2016 Catherina F. 1 Comments

Ever wanted makeup that was plucked out from fairy tales? Wait no longer - SwissPure brought in Le Petit Prince for their makeup collection and it's as magical as you'd expect...

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What's the ultimate summer time treat? Sandy beaches & bathing in the sea, of course! Before you rush off - read about the Innisfr...

Korean Skincare: Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Deep Essence & Mist REVIEW

Monday, June 20, 2016 Catherina F. 1 Comments

What's the ultimate summer time treat? Sandy beaches & bathing in the sea, of course! Before you rush off - read about the Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater line...

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I adore all the colours that warmer months gift us, and I can always count on K-beauty to come out with fantastic shades - Innisfree certa...

Korean Beauty: Innisfree Mineral Single Shadows [Trend] 2016 NEW [11 & 19] REVIEW & SWATCHES

Saturday, June 18, 2016 Catherina F. 1 Comments

I adore all the colours that warmer months gift us, and I can always count on K-beauty to come out with fantastic shades - Innisfree certainly delivered...

Mineral Single Shadows 2016 #11 & #19

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Today, lovelies, I have a bit of a different post for you - Korean skincare tips. Namely a starter routine I feel covers all the bases and...

Korean Beginner Skincare Routine & Tips

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Catherina F. 4 Comments

Today, lovelies, I have a bit of a different post for you - Korean skincare tips. Namely a starter routine I feel covers all the bases and will benefit your skin...


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Will this Bubble Tea Green Tea Sleeping Pack from Etude House be my cup of tea?.. Jump in to find out!

Korean Skincare: Etude House Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack [Green Tea] REVIEW

Sunday, June 12, 2016 Catherina F. 2 Comments

Will this Bubble Tea Green Tea Sleeping Pack from Etude House be my cup of tea?.. Jump in to find out!

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Happy June, lovelies! London is having it's first sunny June day today, so I'm sharing my favourite 'sunny' summer nail ...

Summer Nails - SwissPure Sheer Nail Polish in Blush Pink + Innisfree ECO Nail Color Pro in 189

Sunday, June 05, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

Happy June, lovelies!
London is having it's first sunny June day today, so I'm sharing my favourite 'sunny' summer nail look!

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Summer - welcome to London! The temperatures finally hit 20C here, so it's time to bust out strawberries, oranges and bright lippies! ...

[UPDATED] Etude House Twin Shot Lips Tint OR203 REVIEW & SWATCHES

Friday, May 13, 2016 Catherina F. 4 Comments

Summer - welcome to London! The temperatures finally hit 20C here, so it's time to bust out strawberries, oranges and bright lippies!

etude house twin shot lip lip tint swatches

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It has been 3 years since I started this wonderful blog - at the time I was sitting under an AirCon in Seoul, South Korea, lamenting the u...

Specks Is Changing - NEW Name & MORE Kbeauty Content!

Thursday, May 12, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

It has been 3 years since I started this wonderful blog - at the time I was sitting under an AirCon in Seoul, South Korea, lamenting the upcoming psychology mid-terms...and now it's time for a change!

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Ready for some exciting new releases? Hoard lippies like there's no tomorrow? Then you're gonna love Missha Glam Flash Rouge and M...

NEW Missha Glam Flash Rouge & Rouge Bless You Review&Swatches

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

Ready for some exciting new releases? Hoard lippies like there's no tomorrow? Then you're gonna love Missha Glam Flash Rouge and Missha Rouge Bless You!

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I am giving you not 2, not 4, but 7 easy to wear red lip colours! Read on to see lip swatches and different ways to wear them...

Easy to Wear Red Lipstick - 7 Korean Lip Products & Lip Swatches

Monday, April 25, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

I am giving you not 2, not 4, but 7 easy to wear red lip colours! Read on to see lip swatches and different ways to wear them...

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If you love Korean makeup, you'll know how stubborn it can be! No fear - SwissPure Clear Cleansing Balm will take care of that... ...

Korean Skincare: SwissPure Clear Cleansing Balm REVIEW

Saturday, April 23, 2016 Catherina F. 3 Comments

If you love Korean makeup, you'll know how stubborn it can be! No fear - SwissPure Clear Cleansing Balm will take care of that...

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Ready for a delicious review? Let's look at Etude House Fantastic Color Eyes eyeshadow palette in Strawberry Fondue ...

Etude House Fantastic Color Eyes Strawberry Fondue Swatches & Review

Saturday, April 16, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

Ready for a delicious review? Let's look at Etude House Fantastic Color Eyes eyeshadow palette in Strawberry Fondue ...

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It's haul time, people! I teased you with my Instagram update, but now that I'm working on some reviews I want to share what's...

Korean Beauty Haul & Crazy Freebies

Saturday, April 09, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

It's haul time, people! I teased you with my Instagram update, but now that I'm working on some reviews I want to share what's to come...

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Hello there, lovelies! Having a fun day so far? Let me make it better - take a peek into what my Instagram has been up to in March... ...

My K-beauty Month of March

Friday, April 01, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

Hello there, lovelies! Having a fun day so far? Let me make it better - take a peek into what my Instagram has been up to in March...

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It's spring! Almost...I'd be really chuffed if London would start warming up soon...Anyways - peek into my Winter Beauty Favourite...

Winter Beauty Favourites - My Little Box of Wonders

Monday, March 07, 2016 Catherina F. 2 Comments

It's spring! Almost...I'd be really chuffed if London would start warming up soon...Anyways - peek into my Winter Beauty Favourites!


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Valentine's doesn't have to spell 'doom', let's make it about you!

Valentine's Day Tips: Let's Make it About You!

Saturday, February 13, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

Valentine's doesn't have to spell 'doom', let's make it about you!

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The perfect, easy yet absolutely divine treats for Valentine's Day! All you need is a handful of ingredients...

Valentine's Recipe: Divine Coconut Chocolates With Rosemary & Cashews

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

The perfect, easy yet absolutely divine treats for Valentine's Day! All you need is a handful of ingredients...

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Valentine's Day Makeup Tutorial - Purple Cat Eye Look

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

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Do you find yourself running late every morning? Then these eyeshadows are for you!

Missha Fluid Eyes Liquid Shadow REVIEW & SWATCHES

Monday, February 01, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

Do you find yourself running late every morning? Then these eyeshadows are for you!

Missha Fluid Eyes PP01 CR01

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Friday to me is a day for treats! This one is absolutely scrumptious without breaking the bank. I try to avoid sweets throughout t...

Blissful Bites - Easy, Cheap and Delicious Banana Bread Recipe

Friday, January 29, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments

Friday to me is a day for treats! This one is absolutely scrumptious without breaking the bank.

Delicious banana bread recipe

I try to avoid sweets throughout the week. For so many reasons - my health, my skin, to avoid feeling sluggish. However, I've reserved Fridays as a treat day. 
That doesn't mean I scarf down every sweet in sight, it doesn't even mean that I indulge in incredibly sinful delights!

I just take a bit of time to whip up something yummy for a treat after dinner.
Sometimes it's cookies, or a nice hot chocolate, perhaps a chocolate pudding.

Today it was banana bread.
Let me tell you - I have never had banana bread before. Nope, never.
I've had banana muffins and pancakes, but that's about it.
So, I was a little intimidated, simply because I've never made it before.

No need for that, apparently! I came up with an incredibly easy, cheap and delicious banana bread recipe that will put a smile on your face.

What do you need?

✦ Bananas - obviously. 2-3 very ripe bananas
✦ 1 large egg
✦ 1/4 cup of coconut oil (liquid)
✦ 3tbsp of plain Greek yogurt - keeps things delightfully moist
✦ Vanilla extract - use the good stuff, you only need a little bit
✦ 1 to 1 1/2 cup of flour - don't add too much, the batter should be akin to thick pancake batter
✦ 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
✦ 1tsp baking powder
✦ 2/3 cup of granulated sugar - don't add too much, bananas are already sweet
✦ pinch of cinnamon
✦ pinch of salt

How to make it?

✦ Preheat your oven to 190-200C
✦ Mash the bananas in a bowl until there are only little lumps left
✦ Add the egg and whisk for about a minute until it's light yellow and fluffy
✦ Add the yogurt and whisk again
✦ Add the coconut oil, vanilla extract and sugar and whisk until thoroughly incorporated
✦ Sift in the flour together with the bicarbonate of soda and baking powder
✦ Mix with a spatula or a fork to incorporate the flour well without leaving lumps
✦ Add the salt and cinnamon and give it one last mix through
✦ Pour into your baking tray of choice, either lined with parchment paper or very well greased. I used a  small rectangular cake tin, since I didn't have a loaf mold.
✦ Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, checking every 25, until it's beautiful golden brown in color and a toothpick inserted into the bread comes out clean.
✦ EAT! I mean let it cool, take a slice and enjoy it with a glass of milk

There! That's all.
Easy, cheap and delicious banana bread recipe

Now you have the amazing banana bread to nosh on.
It might seem like many steps, but the batter comes together in less than 10 minutes and the rest is just...waiting... 

The bread comes out wonderfully soft and moist, with the beautiful banana flavour coming through clearly, and just a hint of coconut, vanilla and cinnamon.
By not adding lots of sugar and flour we made sure the sweetness isn't overwhelming and it's not tough and heavy.

I had a piece and realized that this delicious banana bread is the second best friend to milk after chocolate chip cookies!

What are you waiting for? Grab those ripe bananas and make this amazing, easy banana bread!

I'd love to hear what you thought of the recipe - did you make any tweaks? Comment bellow!
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               Kathy

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