Tag Archives: Banana Loaf

Banana, Raspberry & Coconut Loaf

Standard

Banana loaf

Every time I seem to buy banana’s, I never opt for buying them individually but rather in bunches so I always end up having a couple that start to turn brown. This automatically sends me into an involuntary mode where I put them in the freezer “to use for banana bread” as my mother always used to do. Unfortunately, I don’t make banana bread that often so last week when I decided to take inventory of what was in our freezer I came to the realisation that I in fact had 8 frozen bananas chilling in there… Anyway, these bananas and my craving for raspberries gave me every reason to make this delish loaf! I added a few tweaks to the recipe which worked in it’s favour so it went down a treat 🙂 This is definitely a comfort food recipe without the butter 🙂 Enjoy!

Ingredients

– 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
– 3/4 cups desiccated coconut
– 2/3 cups brown sugar
– 1tsp ground cinnamon
– 3 eggs
– 1tsp vanilla extract
– 1/2 cups rice-bran oil
– 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
– 1/2 cups raspberries (fresh or frozen)
– a handful of chopped milk chocolate

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 18C (160C Fan).
2. Grease your loaf tin.
3. Combine flour, coconut, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and make a well in the centre.
4. Whisk eggs, vanilla and oil in a jug then add the bananas.
5. Pour into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

banana loaf

6. Gently fold in the raspberries and chocolate.

banana loaf

banana loaf

7. Pour into your pan, smooth the surface and sprinkle with some coconut.

banana loaf

8. Bake for 1hr-1hr10min or until cooked when tested with a skewer.
9. Cool in the pan for 20 mins before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.

banana loaf

10. Slice into pieces and serve with a hot cup of tea! Enjoy!

banana loaf

banana loaf

Banana Loaf with White Chocolate and Almond Flakes

Standard

As per my previous post, this is my housemate’s friend’s banana loaf recipe! It is so moist and (luckily for us) we had half the loaf left over, put it in the fridge and had it chilled the following day – AMAZING! 🙂

Ingredients:

170g butter
170g caster sugar
170g self raising flour
2 bananas (mashed)
2 drops vanilla essence
2 eggs

Method

I wasn’t given the method for this one but I would suggest beating the sugar and butter, adding the eggs followed by the self-raising flour and vanilla essence and finally the banana. Fold in a handful of white chocolate chips (add a quantity of your discretion) and pour into a baking tin lined with baking parchment. Sprinkle with flaked almonds and place in the oven at 180C (Gas mark 3) for 1 hour.

I will definitely be making this soon! Enjoy the rest of the weekend! Very exciting recipes coming next week! Watch this space! 😉