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Banana and walnut loaf

 42 ratings

Prep Time:10 mins

Cooking Time:60 mins

Serves:12 Adults


Banana and walnut loaf

This bread is a sweet treat with some unexpected twists like its rich and nutty flavour courtesy of the banana, honey and walnut.


  • 75g / 2½ oz. of low-fat, soft margarine
  • 75g / 2½ oz. of caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 225g / 8 oz. of plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 4 medium ripe bananas
  • 50g / 2 oz. of chopped walnuts
  • 1 medium egg


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas mark 4
  2. Beat the egg and add to the margarine and sugar in a large mixing bowl
  3. Sift in the flour
  4. Whisk the mixture quickly
  5. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas with a fork
  6. Add the bananas and the walnuts and mix again
  7. Put the dough into a loaf tin and smooth off the top
  8. Bake the loaf in the middle of the oven for just under an hour
  9. You’ll know the bread is ready when the loaf rises and when a skewer or knife put into the loaf comes out clean

What you will need

  • Large loaf tin
  • Mixing bowl
  • Sieve
  • Whisk

Serving suggestions

A half slice is perfect with a cup of tea after lunch or dinner

"Don’t be tempted to add butter or jam as this bread is already sweet!"

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