Banana and walnut bread

Don't know about you but I always seem to end up with the odd black banana that is less than appetising... Instead of making muffins this time, I decided to make a deliciously light banana bread instead. One of my boys doesn't like bananas in their raw state, this is one way I find he is more than happy to devour them. Here's the recipe;


150g caster sugar
360g plain flour
15g baking powder
2.5g bicarbonate of soda
5g salt
360g ripe bananas
3 medium eggs
120ml vegetable or sunflower oil
90g roughly chopped walnuts (optional - you could use chocolate chips)


  • Preheat the oven to 165 degrees C
  • Butter and flour a bread loaf pan
  • Sift together the sugar, flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt
  • In a mixing bowl, mash the bananas, mix in the eggs and oil until well combined
  • Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the banana mixture, combine together then add the walnuts. 
  • Stir until the mix is just combined
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan
  • Bake in the centre of the oven for about 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before turning out of the tin and cooling completely on a wire rack.

 Happy baking xx

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