What do you do when you have old bananas in your fruit bowl? Bake a Banana & Walnut Loaf of course! This homely and wholesome cake is also light and moist, with the natural sweetness of sticky bananas and the warm toastiness of the walnuts nuts.
- 100g softened butter, plus a little extra for greasing
- 140g caster sugar
- 1 beaten egg
- 225g plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 4 very ripe bananas
- 85g chopped walnuts
- 50ml milk
How to make Banana & Walnut Loaf
- Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Grease a 2lb loaf tin with some butter and line the base with baking parchment, then grease this as well.
- In a large bowl, mix together the butter, sugar and egg, then slowly mix in flour and baking powder. Peel, then mash the bananas. Now mix everything together, including the nuts.
- Pour your mixture into the tin and bake for 1 hr, or until a skewer comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool on a wire rack before removing from the loaf tin. The loaf can now be wrapped tightly in cling film and kept for up to 2 days, or frozen for up to 1 month. Defrost and warm through before serving. Serve in thick slices topped with vanilla ice cream
Recipe from BBC Good Food