Banana nut bread

Banana nut bread


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About this recipe: Very ripe bananas add a natural sweetness to this quick bread. Milled flaxseed and walnuts add fibre. Use your favourite nuts and try substituting some of the self-raising flour for wholemeal.


Serves: 16 

  • 120g butter, softened
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 30g milled flaxseed
  • 60g chopped walnuts

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 C / Gas mark 3. Grease a 1lb loaf tin.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time; stir in mashed bananas. Mix in self-raising flour and flaxseed until just incorporated. Fold in walnuts. Pour mixture into prepared tin.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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