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Banana & walnut loaf

Banana & walnut loaf

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Cuts into 8 slices

This homely and wholesome cake is also light and moist, with the natural sweetness of sticky bananas and the warm toastiness of nuts

  • Freezable
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal399
fat20g
saturates8g
carbs53g
sugars30g
fibre2g
protein6g
low insalt0.54g
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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

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Grease a 2lb loaf tin with some butter and line the base with baking parchment, then grease this as well.

  • STEP 2

    In a large bowl, mix together the butter, sugar and egg, then slowly mix in flour and baking powder. Peel, then mash the bananas. Now mix everything together, including the nuts.

  • STEP 3

    Pour your mixture into the tin and bake for 1 hr, or until a skewer comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool on a wire rack before removing from the loaf tin. The loaf can now be wrapped tightly in cling film and kept for up to 2 days, or frozen for up to 1 month. Defrost and warm through before serving. Serve in thick slices topped with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with a little Easy chocolate sauce (see recipe, below).

RECIPE TIPS
EASY CHOCOLATE SAUCE
Chop 300g plain chocolate and melt in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water with 1 tbsp butter. Warm 300ml double cream and 75ml milk in a heavy-based pan, pour onto the chocolate and stir to combine. Serve warm in a jug for pouring over.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2010

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