Brown banana loaf recipe

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  • Serves 12
  • 15 mins to prepare and 1 hr 20 mins to cook, 10 mins to cool
  • 194 calories / serving
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This is a simple banana loaf recipe to make and a fantastic way to use any leftover bananas and storecupboard ingredients. A delicious bake for afternoon tea served slightly warmed and smothered with butter.


Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Grease and base line a loaf tin.

Sift the flour, salt, cinnamon and Fairtrade caster sugar together in a large bowl. Thinly slice half a Fairtrade banana and reserve for the top. Mash the remaining banana's until fairly smooth and runny.

Make a well in the centre of the flour, add the banana, egg, butter and chopped Fairtrade vanilla pod. Mix well with a wooden spoon to make a thick cake mixture.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin, top with the banana slices and sprinkle over the Fairtrade demerara sugar. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, or until the top is golden and springs back when prodded gently with your finger.

Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack. When cold, serve in slices.

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  • Ingredients

  • 250g (8oz) self-raising flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 100g (3 1/2oz) caster sugar
  • 4 Fairtrade bananas, ripe or brown
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 75g (3oz) butter, melted
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 2 tsp Fairtrade demerara sugar
  • Energy 820kj 194kcal 10%
  • Fat 6g 8%
  • Saturates 4g 18%
  • Sugars 16g 18%
  • Salt 0.5g 8%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 31.5g Protein 2.8g Fibre 1.4g


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