Banana and walnut bread recipe

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  • Serves 5
  • 20 mins to prepare and 50 mins to cook
  • 335 calories / serving
  • Freezable
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Preheat the oven to Gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C.

Butter a 1kg (2lb) loaf tin or use 12 large muffins cases.

Cream the butter and sugar until smooth and then whisk in the mashed bananas. Add the eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and a pinch of salt and whisk well. Sieve the flour and baking powder and beat until smooth. Mix the bicarbonate of soda into the milk and stir into the batter. Toss the walnuts in a little flour before adding to the mixture. This will prevent them from sinking.

Scrape the mixture into the tin and bake for about 50 minutes, until the bread is crusty on the top and a skewer poked into the middle comes out clean. Cool in the tin, and then turn out onto a cooling rack. Cook the smaller muffins for 20-25 minutes.

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  • Ingredients

  • 125g (4oz) butter
  • 180g (6oz) dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 1tsp (5ml) ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 medium bananas
  • 250g (8oz) plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • ¾tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 3tbsp warm milk
  • 125g (4oz) walnuts
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  • Calories
    335
    17%
  • Sugar
    22.3g
    25%
  • Fat
    17.2g
    25%
  • Saturates
    6.1g
    31%
  • Salt
    0.6g
    10%
of an adult's Reference Intake daily amount.
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