Banana, date and walnut loaf

This clearly has to be a post that has taken a couple of hours to type as I had to go between the laptop to a 2.5 week old baby! Now that she is taking a nap, I typed out this recipe in lightening speed :). K bought loads of bananas and a few of them were ready to be used in a recipe, so I decided to make this quick and easy recipe. Goes perfect with tea time. Hope you get to try it sometime! 🙂

Butter – 100gm
Caster Sugar – 100gm
Eggs – 2
Self-raising flour – 1 cup
Bananas – 2 mashed
Dates – 100gm
Walnuts – 50gm, roughly chopped
Baking powder – 1 tsp

Preheat your oven to 180C.

Start by mashing the bananas. Also roughly chop the walnuts and dates and set aside.

In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Next add the eggs one at a time and slowly pour in the flour.

To this mixture, add the mashed bananas, dates, the nuts and the baking powder. Spoon the mixture into a loaf pan and bake for an hour or until the loaf has risen and is firm to the touch. Pull out of the oven once fully baked and allow it to cool before cutting it in slices.

Spread some butter and serve!


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