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Banana loaf recipe

Banana loaf recipe

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  • Serves 10
  • 15mins to prepare and 1hr to cook
  • 257 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 80g unsalted butter
  • 2tbsp runny honey
  • 80g golden caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 3 really ripe large bananas
  • 120g dates, chopped
  • 140g plain flour
  • 60g wholemeal flour
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 150ml milk

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    9g 12%
  • Saturates

    5g 23%
  • Sugars

    27g 30%
  • Salt

    0.3g 5%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 42.8g Protein 4.9g Fibre 2.9g


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/ fan 170°C/ Gas Mark 5. Grease and line a 2lb (900g) loaf tin with nonstick baking paper. Whisk the butter, honey and sugar together in a large bowl for 5 minutes. Gradually add the eggs a little at a time, adding a spoonful of flour if it starts to curdle. Now whiz the bananas with a dates in a food processor to a purée, add this to the bowl and whisk again.
  2. Mix the flours together with the bicarb and a pinch of salt, sift this over the whisked eggs and fold through along with the milk. Spoon into your prepared loaf tin and level the top. Pop into the oven to bake for 1 hour, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes away clean, covering with foil if it starts to look a little brown. Leave to cool in the tin for 15 minutes before turning out.

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