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I have been trying to get in to making breads recently. Since we’re at home a lot more now than we used to be, we tend to eat more regularly, and make more meals.

I came across this beautiful Banana Nut Bread recipe at the Essential Herbalist blog, and although I adapted it somewhat to fit what was in my cupboard, it is an absolutely beautiful recipe! Not only did it make a moist and delicious bread, but it was still moist three days later. (Although that might have had something to do with the three days of rain and the leaky roof!

Our Abel and Cole delivery this week had both bananas and apples in, so this recipe suited us so well.

Here is the recipe with my changes:

* 2 bananas
* 1 apple
* 80ml crystallized ginger
* 1 tablespoon cinnamon
* 2 eggs
* 150ml sugar
* 1 tablespoon butter
* 2 tablespoons milk
* ½ tsp baking soda/ bicarbonate of soda
* 1 ¼ tsp baking powder
* 375ml flour
* 125ml oats (or replace with flour if you don’t have)

1. Mash up the bananas and apple, and mix all the ingredients together.
2. Pour in to a greased loaf pan, and bake at 350 degrees for 40 – 60 minutes (pop a knife in the centre after 40 minutes. If it comes out clean its ready, if not, put it in for a little longer.)

I actually made a double batch, and froze one of the loaves. (which defrosted perfectly and we had a week later as a desert with some warm silky lemon pudding):

If you have a blog and make this recipe, post a picture there (or anywhere else) and leave the link here. I’d love to see it!

9 Comments

Out the Box – Apple and Banana Bread

  1. Every time we have bananas I end up making banana bread. Those last two always get too ripe for us to enjoy them fresh.

    It make me smile to see your measurements in the recipe. I’m so used to my “cups” that I didn’t even think there was another way. Hurray for US education!
    .-= Joey´s last blog ..Mommy as a human yo yo =-.

    1. @Joey, lol – I sometimes use cups, but honestly, I just find ml so much easier! I’ll remember to use cups in future! :o) Add a couple of apples to your banana bread next time. It makes it sooooo moist!

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