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Banana, Raisin and Nut Bread

Cuisine: baking
Keyword: apple cake, baking, banana, coconut milk, raisin, walnuts

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup fine sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoon vegetable oil I used sunflower oil
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisins or use any other dried fruits
  • 1/2 cup walnuts toasted and pounded to fine pieces
  • 3 large bananas mashed

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 180C. Grease and line a loaf pan. Sieve and mix all your dry ingredients; the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  • Toast your walnuts for 10 - 15 mins. I find this really brings out the aroma. Put the cooled nuts in a bag and pond them with a cup or kitchen hammer to a crumble.
  • Mix the walnuts and raisins into the dry ingredients, I prefer to do this so I won't get clumps and I don't have to fold so many times later.
  • Whisk the wet ingredients together; the eggs, oil, vanilla and milk.
  • Pour the wet ingredients to the dry along with the mashed bananas. With a spatula, fold until you've incorporated everything but don't be too fastidious. A few lumps here and there is fine.
  • Pour mixture into loaf pan and bake for 1 hour 15 mins or till top is golden brown and a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the bread.
  • Tip; If you find the top of the bread browning too quickly but the inside is still wet, cover the top with foil and let it continue to bake in the oven. Did you know you can also freeze overripe bananas and use them for later?

Notes

Tip; If you find the top of the bread browning too quickly but the inside is still wet, cover the top with foil and let it continue to bake in the oven. Did you know you can also freeze overripe bananas and use them for later?