Banana and plum loaf

    1 hour 25 min

    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.

    34 people made this

    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


    Loved the idea of the plums and bananas as I had both! I did make several changes though: 2 cups flour, 3/4 cup whole wheat flower 2 tsp vanilla Brown sugar instead of white 3/4tsp salt nutmeg and cinammon handful of blueberries (toatally unnecessary just had them) It was really really delicious andlasted only a couple of hours in my house. You could add more sugar if you like sweeter things but we loved it this way!  -  04 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Tastes great! Perfectly moist and very yummy! We were just given about 10lbs of plums and I had to find something to do with them I doubled the recipe and we've had it for breakfast and snacks for 3 days and some is in the freezer! The kids loved it and so did my husband, and he doesnt usually like fruit breads. I followed the recipe exactly. The only thing I may do next time is add some nuts if i have them on hand, but the recipe is perfect without them.  -  11 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)