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Monday, September 1, 2014

Banana Bread

There are a few things in life that I adore and Banana bread is one of them.  It's so wonderfully filling and awesome toasted with some butter.
I love this recipe which I adapted from a few recipes as it makes a melt in your mouth consistency.


  • 125g butter softened
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 4 tbl maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas (this time I used 2 medium ripe and one still very nice banana, they don't last long enough in  my house to go brown before they are eaten!)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp dry ginger
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1 3/4 cups SR flour
  • 1/25 cup walnuts lightly broken up by hand into smaller pieces (keep a few whole for the top)


  • Cream the butter and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy
  • Add the maple syrup and beat until combined
  • Add one egg at a time beating after each addition
  • Add the cinnamon, ginger, mixed spice and salt and mix until combined
  • Remove from mixer and add by hand the banana, almond meal and SR flour, lightly mix together until combined then add to a loaf tin lined with grease proof paper.
  • Sprinkle with a few whole walnuts and a light sprinkling of brown sugar to add a crunch.
  • Bake in a 180 degree oven for 1 hour or until golden brown and when inserted with a skewer comes out clean.
  • Serve warm with some butter or toasted for a wonderful crunchy treat.