Banana Courgette Loaf Cake
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Banana Courgette Loaf Cake

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Serves 8

A healthier treat to use up a garden glut of courgettes and blackened bananas, making it deliciously moist

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  • 200g wholemeal plain flour
  • 100 plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 70g walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 130g sultanas
  • 85g soft brown sugar
  • 60ml vegetable oil
  • 1 heaped tbsp low fat natural yoghurt
  • 225g courgette, grated
  • 170g ripe banana, mashed (about 2 normal sized bananas)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten


    1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/350F/gas mark 4.
    2. Grease with butter and line a medium (2lb) loaf tin.
    3. Sift together the flours, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon, with a pinch of salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the sugar, walnuts and sultanas.
    4. In a separate bowl combine the remaining ingredients, before gently folding into the dry mixture.
    5. Spoon the cake mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until the cake is risen and golden brown. If the loaf is browning too quickly cover loosely with aluminium foil.
    6. Leave to cool in the tin before turning out. Serve cut into thick slices, spread with butter if liked.

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Polishedcat's picture
27th Aug, 2019
Looking for ways to use my courgettes it's this years our favourite cake. I made it several times now and its always very popular. I replaced 2 tablespoons of flour with coco powder, it gives it a nice colour and balances the sweetness. And instead if raisins - chocolate chips! As the previous review, after 30 min cover with foil.
17th Apr, 2016
Delicious and relatively healthy loaf. I didn't have any yogurt and I used almond pulp (from making almond milk) in place of the plain flour as I'm always looking for ways to use it up!
10th Aug, 2013
Just made this as we've grown so many courgettes this year. It's really very tasty. My kids enjoyed it too. I covered it with foil after 30 mins for the remainder of the cooking time. Otherwise it would've browned too much.
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