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Easy toaster oven banana bread

So we only have a toaster oven and I really wanted banana bread and thought, why not give it a go in the toaster oven? American styled bread seems to be pretty expensive here but this turned out really well and we've been making it whenever it gets cool enough to turn on the toaster oven.

Originally from here:

Adapted for our small oven-make 1-2 servings (our two kids share a small loaf)
Heat the oven to 325F (180C in our oven)
Wet together:
1/4 cup banana
1 egg
1 TBS yogurt
1 TBS oil (I use coconut)
1/4 Tsp vanilla
Mix the dry together:
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 Tsp baking soda
1/4 Tsp cinnamon
1/8 Tsp salt

Put them both into a bowl and mix.
Put into bread pan and set timer for 25-30 minutes.

I never seem to have enough time to take a picture before it gets devoured because it is that yummy.