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Banana Loaf recipe

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pollyblue Thu 28-Aug-08 10:34:59

can anyone give me a recipe for a banana loaf? I've got 3 good sized bananas that are about to explode and would like to turn them into a cake or loaf - I've made a loaf before but can't find the recipe now.
Thanks smile

malovitt Thu 28-Aug-08 10:43:02

I have made this recipe recently and it's the best I've tried.

The measurements are given in cups, which makes it even easier to make as you do not have to be super accurate with your measuring. As it's so easy to make it's also ideal for children to make.

Group 1 ingredients:
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon milk
2 over-ripe bananas, mashed
1 egg
Handful of cropped walnuts (optional)

Group 2 ingredients
1½ cup plain flour
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder
½ cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt

- Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/gas mark 6 and grease a medium sized bread tin.
- Mix group 1 ingredients together in a bowl
- Add group 2 ingredients to group 1 and mix well
- Pour the mixture into the bread tin – I told you it was easy!
- Cook for 25-30 minutes
- Remove the banana bread from the oven and put on a wire rack to cool
- Cut into slices and enjoy!!

You can also put the mixture into small individual cake cases and cook them for about 10-12 minutes – perfect for lunch boxes!

eidsvold Thu 28-Aug-08 10:47:54

I use this one

choc banana bread:

1 1/4 cups self raising flour
30 g butter/marg
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 mashed banana
1/4 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp cinnamon
50g choc bits

Sift flour and cinnamon together Rub in the butter stir in the sugar, egg, banana, milk, choc bits. combine well and then spoon into a loaf tin lined with baking powder. Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked.

to make it less calories - I use low fat marg/canola spread, 1/4 cup artificial sweetner like splenda, 1/4 cup caster sugar and low fat milk.

pollyblue Thu 28-Aug-08 10:48:57

Thanks malovitt thant's exactly the sort of thing I was after! grin

pollyblue Thu 28-Aug-08 10:50:16

That sounds really good too eidsvold, might have to get some more bananas and give them both a try smile

murphyslaw Thu 28-Aug-08 11:13:53

Dont forget you can also freeze bananas that are going brown in their skins and use them for a later date. Great in smoothies!

pollyblue Thu 28-Aug-08 20:55:35

Can you?! I never knew that....and that is useful to know because we often end up with one or two that are a bit too ripe, thanks murphyslaw smile

nappyaddict Thu 09-Oct-08 12:57:04

does it work in a cake tin? have no loaf tin!

DrZeus Thu 09-Oct-08 12:58:29

This is lovely - from Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall

Here’s the Recipe ….

75g Dried Apricots
75g Sultanas
Rind of 1 Lemon
100g Soft unsalted butter
125g caster sugar
2 large eggs
3 large ripe bananas
200g self raising flour

Preheat oven to 160 degrees C / Gas Mark 3 - bake for 55 mins


Chop up the Apricots so the pieces are roughly the same size as the sultanas. Grate the zest of the lemon

Cream the butter and sugar in the mixing bowl, add eggs, and mix well, then add dried fruit and lemon zest, add mashed bananas & flour. Place in a 2lb loaf tin and bake for 55 mins

SmugColditz Thu 09-Oct-08 13:00:36

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
3 bananas OR 2 banans and 1/3 cup peanut butter

smash together, bake in oven until passes skewer test

ChopsTheDuck Thu 09-Oct-08 13:06:49

I made chocolate banana loaf last time I had ripe bananas. Even dp ate that and he hates banana loaf.

serin Thu 09-Oct-08 21:38:42

Or even banana ice cream,

Cut bananas into slices and freeze, then stick in a blender with some fresh coconut and the juice of a lime and it turns to ice cream instantly (dairy free!). grin

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