Banana and Raspberry Bread

This Banana and Raspberry Bread is a great way to use up any overripe bananas.

Banana and Raspberry Bread

This Banana and Raspberry Bread is simple to make, delicious to eat and a great way to use up those overripe bananas languishing in the fruit bowl.

Ingredients (serves four)

  • 2 overripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup self raising flour
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 60 g fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 40 ml milk
  • 40 ml olive oil
  • 1/2 ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar

Method
Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C for fan forced. Grease a 6cm x 10cm loaf pan with butter or oil. Line the base and sides with baking paper, ensuring that the paper overhangs the pan by a few centimetres on all sides

Peel the two overripe bananas and mash to get one cup of mashed banana. Combine the mashed banana in a large bowl with the caster sugar. Lightly beat the egg before adding to the banana and sugar mixture. Stir in the milk and oil to form a well-combined wet mixture. Add the self-raising flour and cinnamon to the mixture. Stir until mixed through. Gently fold the raspberries into the mixture.

Pour the mixture into the pan and smooth out the top with a spatula. Bake for an hour or until a skewer inserted in the centre of the loaf comes out clean. Set aside the pan for five minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. Allow the loaf to cool completely, then dust with the icing sugar using a small sieve.

Cut into thick slices and serve.

Storage: any left over loaf can be frozen in an airtight container for up to a month.





    COMMENTS

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    sirrom50
    26th Mar 2014
    12:37pm
    Can you use strawberries instead ?

    I prefer strawberries better than raspberries.
    Golden Oldie
    26th Mar 2014
    1:23pm
    I can't see any reason why you could not change the berries to suit your own taste. Blackberries, blueberries, cranberries could also be very nice. Experiment and enjoy the different flavors.
    FrankC
    26th Mar 2014
    3:09pm
    Also Loganberries, Mulberries, Vietchberries, and Boysenberries(<- yum !)
    April
    26th Mar 2014
    7:53pm
    Presume 1/2 TEASPOON of cinnamon (recipe above says only 1/2, but not what of)?
    Also presume loaf pan measurements should be inches, not cms.
    Looks like a nice recipe.
    April
    26th Mar 2014
    7:53pm
    Presume 1/2 TEASPOON of cinnamon (recipe above says only 1/2, but not what of)?
    Also presume loaf pan measurements should be inches, not cms.
    Looks like a nice recipe.
    Nightshade
    26th Mar 2014
    10:59pm
    I like that it is easy
    I like that it uses oil
    I'll let you know how it goes - maybe banana with dobs of ricotta & chocolate bits ?
    The muffins the other day were nice I had mine with a little soup & they needed some aromatic herb or something else - what goes with pumpkin & mildly salted fetta ?
    Nightshade
    27th Mar 2014
    11:57am
    How about hazelnut spread as well as banana & raspberry.
    Warm the jar of hazelnut spread & drizzle so as to have marbled effect in bread.
    Not unlike ganache really.


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