Banana bread

Thank you for being thankful and sharing your thoughts with me, it made me teary just reading some of them and made me think about what I have as opposed to what i don’t and to appreciate those who make me smile and not worry about those who don’t.

This is the second time I have made banana bread, first time was not so good, this time….success.
Let me know if you try it, it’s somewhat healthier than usual.


Banana bread
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Recipe type: Cake
Serves: 26cm loaf
  • 2 eggs
  • 250g (1 cup + 1 tablespoon) caster sugar
  • 100ml vegetable oil
  • 1 cup mashed banana (3 medium overripe bananas)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • dash of milk or cream
  • 100g crushed* walnuts
  • 270g (1¾ cups) self raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • topping
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 50g (1/2 cup) crushed* walnuts
  1. preheat oven to 160C, grease and line a 26cm loaf tin, with baking paper
  2. beat the sugar and eggs on high until pale and thick, reduce speed and gradually add the vegetable oil
  3. add a dash of milk or cream to the sour cream to thin it and add to the egg mixture along with the mashed bananas and beat until just combined
  4. sift in the flour, bicarb soda and spices and add the walnuts and beat only until combined
  5. pour into prepared pan
  6. make topping by mixing crushed nuts and brown sugar together then sprinkle on top of the batter
  7. bake for about 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean
* just slightly crushed with your hands



Happy Monday friends ♥