I have been meaning to make banana bread for a looong time, and finally with some over ripe bananas sitting on the counter in the kitchen, it was finally time! Plus, since I’ve organised my kitchen with a baking section, I just had to try out my new work station!
Me, being me didn’t just make plain old banana bread, I added some dried fruit and nuts and baked the mixture in some mini loaf cases and made Fruit & Nut Banana Bread Mini Loaves. They came out loverly!!
The mixture made a baker’s dozen – 13, and even worked out the calories which was 236 per mini loaf.
These are really easy to make, and it’s likely you’ll have most, if not all the ingredients in your kitchen to make these today.
You combine the dry ingredients in one bowl – flour, sugar, baking powder and bicarb of soda.
In another bowl (or jug as I did) you whisk together the wet ingredients – milk, egg and oil.
Then mash up all the bananas and add them to the dry mix along with the wet mixture.
Mix with a wooden spoon until everything is just combined.
I had a bag of mixed dried fruit and nuts in my baking cupboard and use that – there were almonds, pecans, pistachios, brazil nuts, raisins, cranberries and sultanas in the mix. You can use whatever kind of mix you like. Fold the fruit and nuts gently into the banana bread batter.
Whilst organising my baking supplies I came across some mini loaf cardboard cases that I must have bought at some point. I thought instead of making a big loaf I would use these mini loaf cases instead. I divided the mixture between 13 cases – a baker’s dozen :D
Bake for 20-25 minutes – a skewer or cocktail stick inserted into one of the loaves should come out clean, indicting that they are done. Enjoy with a lovely afternoon cuppa!
Disclaimer: Please remember, I’m not a dietician, I follow and tweak recipes, or create my own and work out the calorie content using resources online.