Recipe: Mum’s Home Made Banana Loaf

When I was growing up my mum would always bake a banana loaf cake when she had some overripe bananas and I could tell straight away as it made the house smell wonderful. It never lasted long either as it was so scrummy, so I asked her for the recipe when I moved out so I could make it too. Now every time I take a bite it takes me back to when I was a child. Lovely!

Mum’s Banana Loaf
Recipe type: Baking
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This banana cake is great either fresh out of the oven or cold with a slick of spread on it. Delish! To mix it up a bit you could also add walnuts or pecans to the mix
  • 175g self raising flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1-3 ripe bananas according to size (this recipe is even better with overripe bananas so don't throw them away!)
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 75g butter or spread (I used Pure Dairy free spread)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • a pinch of salt
  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5/ 190°C and line a 2lb loaf tin.
  2. Add the bananas, sugar, butter, egg, vanilla extract and salt to the blender.
  3. Liquidise until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Measure out the flour, bicarbonate of soda and sieve together.
  5. Add the mixture from the blender into the dry ingredients and mix well, then pour into the tin.
  6. Cook for about 30-35 minutes or until it springs back when pressed.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 10 Calories: 137 Fat: 3 Saturated fat: 1 Carbohydrates: 26 Sugar: 14 Fiber: 1 Protein: 2


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