Banana nut bread

    40 min

    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.

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    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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    This is a wonderful banana bread. I did not have any flax seed meal, so made my own by putting flax seeds in the food processor. Also added 2 teaspoons of banana extract. BUT there must be an error in the bake time, wondering whether this is a publishing error as after 25 minutes like the recipe states my cake was still total goo! Had to cook for a total for 65 minutes.  -  05 Feb 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great recipe and super easy. I baked mine in my bread machine using the quick breads setting and it came out beautifully. This is now my official "go to" banana bread recipe.  -  05 Jan 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I added a tsp. of vanilla, 1/2 tsp. of nutmeg and cinnamon to the batter. Baked for a hour@ 325.  -  09 Jun 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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