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Cooking Banana Loaf

Hi!
So a different type of post today. I'm going to be sharing an activity me and Freddie shared this afternoon - Cooking! We made a banana loaf! I was simply bored so I decided to ask Freds if he fancied making a cake with me and obviously he jumped at the offer!

I've used this recipe for a long while now, since I found it on the internet when I was 19 and 6 months pregnant, trying to find a recipe to use up some bananas. When I was pregnant with Freddie I was massively into baking all sorts of cakes and treats.. So it's really nice when we get the chance to do it together because he enjoys it just as much as I do (although SOMEONE wanders off as soon as the washing up needs doing...) *haha*
Usually with this recipe I use a cake tin.. (yup I know it says banana loaf) but I've never had a loaf tin, but I've acquired one and decided I much prefer the cake tin myself!


The mix :)

Freddie helping by stirring the mix..

The mix in the Loaf Tin (Oh and bump says 'hellooo' too :))

I apologise for the picture - not the best of lighting around but I promise you it's a lot lighter than the picture is showing.. Also tastes amazing!!

I absolutely love this recipe as it's so easy to get together and make, takes around 10 minutes preparation including collecting up ingredients! It's so quick and you can literally chuck what you like in it, the recipe says Sultanas and Walnuts but I've included Almonds, chopped nuts and glace cherries! :) (It's a fab way to include nuts and dried fruits to fussy eaters! Freddie loves it!)
My favourite way of eating this cake is to warm a slice up a little and include a blob of natural yogurt - Delicious!! Ok, so I know it's not a 'healthy' recipe, but it's a quick, easy and very yummy dish for any cake lover! I've included the recipe so if you fancy trying to make your own :)

75g/3oz Butter or Margarine, softened
175g/6oz Caster Sugar
2 Eggs lightly beaten
450g/1lb ripe bananas, mashed
200g/7oz self raising flour
2.5ml/0.5 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
75g/3oz Walnuts, chopped (optional)
100g/4oz sultanas (optional)
A pinch of Salt


  1. Whisk the Butter/Margarine and Caster Sugar together.
  2. Add the eggs and whisk till light and creamy.
  3. Add the bananas, flour, Bicarbonate of Soda and salt, then whisk.
  4. Add whatever nuts and dried fruits you like :)

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