Recipe – Banana bread


This is a delicious recipe Tadpole and I came up with one time we had some over-ripe bananas. It’s surprisingly low in calories and fat, and it really does taste yummy! I’ll be making some today as I find myself in an over-ripe banana situation once more, and what better what to use them up than to make a tasty, healthy snack?

Banana breadBanana Bread
Makes 1 small loaf yielding 12 slices

Ingredients:

  • 3 small bananas
  • 40g honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 50g margerine/butter
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 large handful of raisins (optional)

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
  2. Mash the bananas till they’re all fluffy, then add the honey and eggs and mix well. (Add the raisins at this point too if you are using them.)
  3. Add the margerine/butter and mix well.
  4. Stir in the flour and mixed spice.
  5. Line or lightly grease a 1lb loaf tin and pour in the batter.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until the banana loaf is golden and cooked through.
  7. Slice into 12 equal portions and keep in an air-tight container.

A lovely moist banana bread that doesn’t really need anything on it! The honey lends an indulgent slight stickiness that is just gorgeous, and the banana flavour is light rather than overpowering. Just enough spice to give it a little extra flavour. Tadpole and I both enjoyed this and Tad LOVED mashing the bananas and stirring everything up. I enjoyed mine with a glass of skimmed milk and I may even take a couple of slices in to work with me this evening to share with my colleagues!

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