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Banana bread sliced with banana and yogurt

Banana, coconut & cardamom bread

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 8 - 10

Savour the coconutty flavour of this gorgeous banana bread, which comes from the coconut oil and coconut yogurt. Try a slice toasted for breakfast or brunch with sliced banana

  • Freezable (Freeze in slices for two months)
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving (10)
NutrientUnit
kcal296
fat16g
saturates13g
carbs33g
sugars17g
fibre1g
protein5g
salt0.3g
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Ingredients

  • 125g coconut oil or butter, plus extra for the tin
  • 2 large very ripe bananas
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 125g golden caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp coconut yogurt or natural yogurt, plus extra to serve
  • 200g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • seeds from 12 cardamom pods , crushed

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Butter a 900g loaf tin and line with a long strip of baking parchment. Melt the coconut oil or butter in a pan or the microwave. Mash the bananas and add the oil or butter, eggs, sugar and yogurt.

  • STEP 2

    Combine the flour, baking powder, crushed cardamom and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Add the wet ingredients and whisk to a smooth batter. Pour into the tin and bake for 1 hr 10 mins until golden and risen. Insert a skewer into the centre of the cake to make sure it’s cooked – it should come out with a few crumbs but no wet cake mixture. If needed, return the cake to the oven for another 5-10 mins, then check again, and keep going until it’s cooked. Serve slightly warm. Once cool, keep in a tin for up to five days.

RECIPE TIPS
COCONUT YOGURT

Coconut yogurt is a dairy-free yogurt alternative made from coconut milk or cream with added live cultures. It often has added calcium and other nutrients added to it, too, making it a good addition to a vegan diet. It can vary in quality (just like cow's milk yogurt); we like The Coconut Collaborative and Koko brands.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2019

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