This winter bake yourself something simple and healthy with this easy homemade honey, banana and walnut loaf. Bananas are one of nature’s non-stop energy snack that have loads of health benefits. In fact, bananas have a burst of natural carbohydrates, vitamin B6 and potassium, which is perfect for balancing your healthy tummy. Make your body sing and get your tastebuds buzzing with this recipe.
1/2 cup (65 grams) Walnuts, Roughly Chopped
2-3 Super Ripe Bananas, Mashed
1/3 cup (40 grams) Melted Butter
1 Egg, Beaten
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste or Extract
Pinch of Salt
1 1/2 Cups of Self-Raising Flour
1/2 cup (65 grams) Honey
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
Someone has got to make something YUM in the kitchen this winter 😛
Just before you start looking glamorous in the kitchen, preheat oven to 180°C and grease a 4×8-inch loaf pan with butter. In a LARGE mixing bowl, mash 2-3 ripe bananas with a fork until you cannot see any lumps.
Get mashing with them bananas
If the bowl still contains large chunks of bananas, that’s okay, just use a whisk or if you wish to have chunks of bananas in your loaf, leave it as it is. Now add in 1/3 cup melted butter into the mashed bananas and continue to stir until it is blended in thoroughly. Note: Microwave the butter for about 10 seconds before adding it into the mixing bowl.
Tip: You can actually use one bowl for this recipe
Add in 1 teaspoon baking soda, mix, then add a pinch of salt. Gently fold until well combined. You’ll notice the texture becomes more gooey, that’s a good sign you’re doing it right.
It’s looking all gooey means it’s a good sign.
Mix in 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or if you don’t have that then vanilla extract is fine. Stir, then add the beaten egg, 1/2 cup honey, 1/2 cup walnut and 1 1/2 cups of self-raising flour. Mix mix MIX!!!
Time to make a re-MIX with bananas
Once the batter well mixed, pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan that you buttered earlier. Bake in oven for 45 -55 minutes on a 180°C or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Ready to bake baby
Once the banana bread has finished baking, set aside to cool completely or on a rack. You can add 2-3 teaspoons of honey on top of the loaf to add an extra sweet kick to it.
Looking MIGHTY sassy banana bread
After the loaf has cooled down slice and serve. Note: I found it much easier to use a bread knife as it reduces crumbly outcomes. It’s best to eat this banana loaf warm with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.
Feeling a bit naughty? Add your favourite ice-cream.
Photos by Vanny Tang
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