The best carrot/banana/apple bread ever

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By copperfieldcanary

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  • 125ml olive oil or vegetable oil

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 375g flour sifted

  • 250g white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 250g walnuts or chocolate chips

  • 4 ripe bananas the browner the better, or grated carrots or grated apples


<ol> <li>Mix the sugar and oil together.</li> <li>Add the bananas and then the flour, baking powder and salt. Beat as well as you can as the mixture gets thick.</li> <li>Add the eggs, one at a time and mix well.</li> <li>Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 180C/Gas Mark 4 for 1 hour.</li> </ol>

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  • Dairy Free

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Kids can help

  • Make Ahead

  • banana

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  • AnuvvaMuvva 19/04/13 12:49

    Thanks for posting this recipe! It seemed like a TONNE of sugar though, especially with apples, banana AND chocolate chips in the mix! I halved the sugar to 125g, and it was more than enough. I used 4 bananas plus a grated apple. I skipped the chocolate chips (I really am no fun at all), but put two teaspoons of brown sugar on the top. Woo! Party time! ;-) I made two small loaves as - IME - big banana loaves suffer from TOWIE Syndrome: overly brown on the outside but a total wet mess within.

  • zahoua 15/11/11 18:43

    i haven't tried this yet but it sound deliciouse i will do it tommorow for my boys :)

  • bebejones 12/08/10 18:19

    So easy &amp; really versatile. I can make 2 1lb loafs with this recipe so often halve it. Finished loaves freeze brilliantly &amp; freezing actually improves them &amp; makes the moister &amp; stickier.

  • lisahum 17/01/10 15:10

    Just made these with my DD and she loved doing the mixing! Made 12 muffins and a small loaf using the mixture and my kitchen smells fab! We added mixed nuts and chocolate chips to keep both DD and DS happy! Thank You!

  • MrsFrin 11/01/10 17:57

    Used plain flour and it worked fine, makes one big loaf, might be better as two smaller ones as by the time the middle was cooked the outside was a bit overdone, still very tasty though

  • NumptyMum 20/11/09 19:46

    Yikes - I&#39;m just about to make this and one thing it doesn&#39;t say is whether it&#39;s SR or plain flour. I&#39;m guessing plain, because of adding baking powder &amp; baking soda... so here goes!

  • TamTam29 21/08/09 19:41

    Ive made this quite a few times now - usually with bananas or carrots but had succesful experiment with some sour plums that I stewed first. I usally put the mixture into muffin cases. I can get 1 tray of muffins &amp; small loaf or 1 tray muffins &amp; 1 tray fairy cakes.

  • jessia 08/04/09 11:46

    Excellent, very popular with everybody, and good to vary. In a desparate moment when half the mixture ready and I discovered there were no apples in, I grated up pears instead, and added sultanas too and it was great!

  • thelma2008 01/04/09 06:55

    Tried making this yesterday evening and was very impressed. I can see this becomming a favourite in our house.

  • Chooster 29/07/08 16:46

    Tried this at the weekend and LOVED it!!!! I&#39;m normally rubbish with any cooking but this was easy and tasted fab - Everyone, even DH ate loads and he normally never touches my home baking.

  • copperfieldcanary 17/01/08 21:32

    The great thing about this recipe is it's versatility. You can add whatever you want. I always have chocolate chips or a bag of summer fruits in the freezer. A bag of pecans or walnuts adds a bit more protein. I ahve even spooned in peanut butter or nutella, substituted ground almonds for flour and so on and so on