A moist, nutty banana loaf cake, made with apple sauce and flavoured with maple syrup. You can use pecans or hazelnuts instead of walnuts, if you prefer.
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Makes: 1 loaf cake
100g apple sauce
75g maple syrup
50g soft brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons semi-skimmed milk
2 large eggs
3 ripe bananas, mashed
150g plain flour
75g wholemeal flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of salt
75g chopped walnuts
Method Prep:15min › Cook:1hr › Ready in:1hr15min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a 1lb loaf tin.
Mix apple sauce, maple syrup, brown sugar, vanilla and milk in a bowl. Mix in eggs, one by one, until well combined. Fold in mashed bananas and mix until smooth.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, salt and walnuts; stir in banana mixture until just mixed.
Transfer cake mixture into prepared tin; bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, 60 to 65 minutes. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning the loaf cake out onto a wire rack to cool completely.