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Banana Loaf

This Banana Loaf is the perfect treat for a cozy Sunday afternoon. Its gooey, sweet texture and nutty crunch make it a real crowd-pleaser - and it's surprisingly easy to make! So grab some butter, sugar, ripe bananas, and walnuts, and let's get baking!

If you're anything like me, you just can't get enough of banana-flavored anything! This banana loaf recipe is just perfect for your sweet tooth cravings!

Think of a buttery, sweet, moist banana cake, that's indulgent enough to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth, but not overly indulgent that would make you feel guilty afterwards. And just for a subtler sweetness, chopped walnuts and a hint of cinnamon were added.

It's incredibly easy to prepare with a minimum instruction set of just preheat oven, mix ingredients and bake. In no time you can create a delicious homemade bread that's just perfect to have on its own, or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Plus it can be kept for days, or months if you freeze it.

If you're feeling adventurous, you can always try drizzling it with a homemade chocolate sauce, that's guaranteed to take this recipe to the next level. So, if you want something sweet and easy to make, this banana loaf needs to be on your list!

Why You’ll Love This Banana Loaf Recipe

These are all the reasons I'm loving this Banana Loaf recipe:

It's healthy: With only 399 kcal, 20g of fat, 8g of saturates, 53g of carbs, 30g of sugars, 2g of fibre, 6g of protein, and 0.54g of salt per serving, this banana loaf recipe is a healthy and delicious treat.

It's easy to make: With just 15 minutes of preparation time and 1 hour of cook time, this banana loaf is a cinch to make. Plus, the difficulty level is rated as "Easy".

It's versatile: This banana loaf recipe can be served on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle of homemade chocolate sauce. You can also keep the loaf in a sealed container for up to 2 days, or freeze it up to 1 month.

Banana Loaf

This Banana Loaf is the perfect treat for a cozy Sunday afternoon. Its gooey, sweet texture and nutty crunch make it a real crowd-pleaser - and it's surprisingly easy to make! So grab some butter, sugar, ripe bananas, and walnuts, and let's get baking!

Difficulty:
Easy
Prep Time:
15 minutes
Cook Time:
1 hour
Servings:
Cuts into 8 slices

Ingredients

  • 100g softened butter, plus a little extra for greasing
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 225g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 very ripe bananas
  • 85g chopped walnuts
  • 50ml milk

Instructions

  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Generously spread butter onto the inside of a two-pound loaf tin and line the base and sides with baking parchment, adding a layer of butter to this as well.
  • Step 2: In a large bowl blend the butter, sugar, and egg, preceding by gently stirring in the flour and baking powder. Peel the bananas and mash them. Now, combine all of the 'ingredients', including the nuts.
  • Step 3: Insert a skewer into the loaf and check to see if it comes out clean. Bake until done, and let it cool down on a wire rack before taking it out of the pan. You can keep the loaf in a sealed container for up to 2 days, or freeze it up to 1 month. When ready to serve, defrost or warm the loaf and cut into thick slices. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with homemade chocolate sauce (recipe found below).
Carbohydrate: 53g; Sodium: 0.54mg; Sugar: 30g; Saturated Fat: 8g; Fat: 20g; Calories: 399kcal; Protein: 6g; Fiber: 2g;

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