Banana and plum loaf

Banana and plum loaf


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About this recipe: The addition of fresh plums in this banana bread makes this loaf extra fruity. Enjoy thickly sliced as a snack, for afternoon tea, elevenses or pop into packed lunches.


Serves: 12 

  • 100g caster sugar
  • 110g margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 350g plain flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 350g mashed ripe bananas
  • 2-3 plums, pitted and chopped

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20x30cm baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the sugar and margarine together until creamy, then beat in the eggs. In a separate bowl, sieve the flour with baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture in thirds, alternating with the bananas until the batter is smooth and well combined. Gently fold in the plums and pour into prepared dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 1 hour.

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This is a delicious loaf. The amount of batter actually filled two standard-sized loaf tins, which took 35 minutes to bake perfectly. - 15 Sep 2016

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