Thursday, 21 January 2016

Banana Bread for a speedy breakfast

I used to think the words to this song went like this, 'Highly deadly black banana'.....

Banana bread is a perfect breakfast for people in a hurry in the morning and a perfect way to use those bananas that have lost their appeal and are lurking in the fruit bowl.
This is an easy recipe and keeps well, it can also be sliced and then wrapped in plastic wrap and frozen in plastic freezer bags.

100g butter, at room temperature
100g brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
3 or 4 bananas, mashed with a fork
45ml yoghurt
225g plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)
3 - 4 dates, rinsed and chopped
40g chopped walnuts.

Heat the oven to 180 and butter and line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper.
Beat the butter and sugar together with a wooden spoon until creamy.
Add the egg and beat until smooth.
Add the mashed bananas and the yoghurt.

Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt and cinnamon if using and gradually beat into the banana mixture.
Stir in the chopped dates and walnuts and then pour into the prepared loaf tin.
Bake for about an hour or until a cocktail stick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Turn onto a wired tray to cool, decorate with chopped walnuts.
Spread the slices with butter if liked.

All ready to start


  1. Oh yum! I wish I liked cooking and baking more...

  2. Oh and I love the song too. Harry B's voice and sense of rhythm are great, aren't they?